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To Meet Housing and Sustainability Goals, Seattle Must Streamline Land Use Code

Few things perfectly encapsulate the problems of planning like a city’s land use code. Unlike the building code, which dictates the life safety requirements...

Passive(haus) Aggressive Incentives Could Jumpstart Green Building

As Seattle’s economy adapts to the crisis of the global pandemic, our city still faces pressures of a growing population. Articles have littered the...

Let’s Build a Dense, Climate-Resilient EcoDistrict in Seattle’s Interbay

On Tuesday, My Ballard published that the state was looking for input on a nearly 25 acre parcel of land that it owns, adjacent to the...

Seattle Should Lead on Mass Timber–and Solve Our Housing Crisis

It is a little known fact that one of the biggest drivers of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is the construction of new buildings....
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Social Housing Now: Washington State Should Build 100,000 Homes

We are facing the twin crises of housing affordability and climate change, but solutions at the state level appear too timid while the federal...

Olympia Passes Housing Bills Advancing Cross Laminated Timber, Homeless Funding, and WSCC Lodging Tax

Housing policy was a big issue during the 2018 legislative session in Olympia. Washington legislators considered dozens of housing-related bills, including bills to end...

Envisioning an I-5 Lid in the U District

Lid I-5 hosted a charrette on September 16th dedicated to sketching out a design for a freeway lid on the stretch of Interstate 5...

The Best Architecture Seattle Has to Offer

Seattle is in the midst of one its largest booms in a history that is almost nothing but a string of booms and busts....