Environment & Sustainability

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...

How Seattle Can Become a City of Two Million

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Imagine two million people living in Seattle city limits. You may think this is only possible with a skyline like New York or Hong...

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...

ST 2040: A Shovel-Ready Vision for Seattle and Sound Transit

The climate crisis is an accelerating problem--while President Joe Biden has re-entered the United States in the Paris Climate Accords, temperatures are still rising,...

Midweek Video: The Case for Federal Transit Operations Support

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https://vimeo.com/504477662 It this short video, TransitCenter highlights the inequity of America’s public transportation systems both in term of social and environmental justice. TransitCenter argues that...

Snohomish County Explores Higher Lot Coverage Allowances in Medium Density Zones for Housing

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Land use reform in Snohomish County could bring increased lot coverage to multifamily and commercial zones in unincorporated urban growth areas. Increasing the development...

Sunday Video: The Price of Saving Paradise

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https://youtu.be/guzxgAOuPzI Bloomberg QuickTake looks at how Paradise, California may pursue conversion of forestland and vacant exurban properties destroyed by wildfires into park space to stop...

Sound Transit Puts Equitable TOD and Bathroom Policy Reform Front and Center

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Sound Transit is making good on a policy directive to expand bathroom access to facilities and equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) commitments in Seattle. The...