Architecture

It’s Time to Overhaul Design Review

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Fifteen housing advocates applied for 15 open seats on Seattle's design review boards this winter. A public records request revealed that all 15 were...

Sunday Video: How To Design Streets For Everyone

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https://youtu.be/8mh-GTlvf0w Dave Amos talks about how the principle of universal design as applied to street design can make streets better for all users.

How Cities Can Adapt to a Hotter Planet

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Research has identified strategies that can effectively combat the urban heat island effect. As the current heat dome traps Seattle within its sweltering...

Sunday Video: What Happens After A City Removes A Freeway?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4WDCc_UHds Dave Amos of City Beautiful visits Seattle's waterfront and looks at what is happening as it transforms from having an elevated highway running through...

Sunday Video: Suburbs That Don’t Suck – Streetcar Suburbs

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWsGBRdK2N0 Jason Slaughter of Not Just Bikes talks suburbs and how not all are the same. Slaughter particularly emphasizes how streetcar suburbs and suburbs that...

Tacoma Issues Housing Permits Three Times Faster than Seattle, Builders Report

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Seattle has been taking the lion's share of the region's housing growth for the last decade, but developers are starting to look to Tacoma...

Right Up Our Alley

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Visit Europe and the alleys are alive. They are a place for people with active uses filling up the storefronts. Sure, they still have...

Photo Tour of Sound Transit’s New Operations and Maintenance Facility East

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Excitement has long been building for Sound Transit's many system expansions that are due over the next few years. With the agency's extension of...