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Blasting Past 700,000: Seattle Gained 20,847 People In One Year

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Seattle is back on top. Among big cities, Seattle is growing faster than any other (on a percentage basis) as it added 20,847 people...

Commute Seattle Reports Downtown Drive-Alone Rate Dropped To 30%

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Commute Seattle has released their biennual report on commuting habits to Downtown Seattle. The raw numbers from 2016 show that Seattle's drive-alone rate continues...

What Housing Shortage?

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Why do Seattle rents continue to rise to higher and higher levels of unaffordability? A new narrative has taken hold to explain this: the housing...

Sunday Video: Non-Typical City Planner Thinking

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Wes Craiglow gives a TEDx talks about city budgeting services from a spatial point of view (per acre, per square mile) and uses a...

MFTE Program Progress Report: First Trimester 2016

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The Office of Housing gave their thrice-annual progress report on the Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) program to the City Council last month. The report analyzed the...

Map Of The Week: Density Of Storefronts In Seattle

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Storefront establishments form the bedrock upon which successful urban, walkable communities are built. Seattle happens to be one American city well known for its tightly-knit...

Rents In San Francisco Are Determined By Demand, New Data Show

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Slightly better than the worst possible outcome (detail), by Christine Hou By putting together 60+ years of housing data, much of it gathered from newspaper microfiche,...

The Puget Sound Is Adding More Than 4,800 Jobs Monthly, But Where’s The Housing?

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If you thought that regional growth might be petering out, you'd be wrong. Recent data from the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) shows that...