Economics

The Great Seattle Housing Swap

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Imagine if you could partner with a developer to build a multiplex or rowhouse on your property, and, in exchange for the land, you...

Sunday Video: Does My Neighborhood Determine My Future?

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https://youtu.be/pu2sKNJMH-k Vox looks at the history of redlining, practices of renting and selling property, zoning practices, public services and investments, and environmental health that collectively...

Midweek Video: Will Electric Cars Kill the Gas Station?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmVIYNzY-pE Davos Amos looks at what the proliferation of electric cars means for fueling stations in the years ahead. Will they die away? Will they...

Sunday Video: How Fracking Became America’s Money Pit

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https://youtu.be/jFWHxZpF9rc It turns out that fracking is not as lucrative as it was once thought, Bloomberg Quicktake explains.

Midweek Video: Can Miami Replace Silicon Valley?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaddIuKgYys Miami has over 300 highrises and a climate that many desire. The city's mayor is hoping to lure tech business and jobs from Silicon...

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...