Economics

District Energy Is a Fit for Seattle

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In Seattle's latest update to its energy code, bans were levied on fossil fuel and electric resistance heating systems in commercial buildings and three-plus-story...

Sunday Video: How China’s Flagship Belt and Road Project Stalled Out

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https://youtu.be/AU1OvrbawE8 China has been heavily focused on global infrastructure initiatives through its Belt and Road strategy to increase the country’s prosperity and influence. A key...

Amazon’s Moves on Kroger Turf Glimpse the Future of Buying Food (And It’s Not...

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Through some clever permit digging, our friends over at GeekWire have found that the vacant New Seasons in Ballard is being refit as an...

Midweek Video: Why Do People Commute By Airplane?

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https://youtu.be/BoxZuHl3caU Super commuting was on the up and up prior to the pandemic. Why are people doing it, who is doing it, and what can...

Sunday Video: How Highways Make Traffic Worse

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https://youtu.be/2z7o3sRxA5g Vox examines how building more highways just leads to more congestion rather than solving any particular transportation problem.

Holiday Video: How Big Can Cities Get?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJesS4zH2GI Davos Amos ask how big cities can get. Many megacities, largely defined as over 10 million people, are rapidly growing in industrialized countries. But...

Sunday Video: Why New York City Is So Huge

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McLgpck2i7A Johnny Harris steps back in time to find out why New York City became so successful and huge even in the age of burgeoning...

Seattle Seeks to Close Internet Access Gap

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In September, the City of Seattle released the Internet for All Seattle Report. This report follows the City's July 27th resolution to establish the...