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Report Ranking US Metros Shows Walkable Urbanism Pays Dividends

Despite negative pandemic rhetoric, demand for walkable urbanism remains high, creating a source of untapped potential growth in cities across the country. Take a moment...
NE Juanita Dr and its unprotected pedestrian path

Navigating Kirkland’s Pedestrian Nightmare — And Paradise

Whenever I write an article or series that charts the development of cities and neighborhoods in the Puget Sound, I always make an effort...
Picture take from Kirkland facing downtown midrises and City Hall

Google Plans for New Sustainable High-Rise Campus in Kirkland

The tech giant's development concept is rapidly growing Kirkland's most ambitious proposal To close out The Urbanist's series on Kirkland's recent and ongoing developments,...
Midrise commercial and residential in Lakeview including Ivar's and an office building

Kirkland Smaller Development Node Spotlight: A Jumble of Car-centric and Smart Density

Having covered developments in transforming Totem Lake as well as the Downtown and Rose Hill corridor, what remains to tally up in Kirkland are...

Seattle Region’s Extensive Blanket of Exclusionary Zoning Illustrated in New Study

It's no secret that restrictive zoning is prevalent in the Seattle metropolitan area, but a new study underway at the Urban Institute is taking...
Peter Kirk Park with Kirkland Urban and construction in the background

Downtown and Rose Hill: Kirkland’s Corridor of Dense New Development

After Totem Lake, a neighborhood that is experiencing a spree of significant growth, the next notable constellation of new commercial and residential development in...

Seattle Ranked Seventh Greenest US City, But Metrics Invite Questions About Eco-Credibility

Given the Emerald City's reputation for progressive environmental politics, it may come as no surprise to many people that Seattle was recently ranked seventh...

Despite Slowdown Worries, 2021 Sets A Townhouse Production Record in Seattle

Last year, The Urbanist covered a Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) report suggesting that townhouse development in Seattle might be...