Environment & Sustainability

303 Battery: The World’s First Net Zero Energy Highrise Apartment Building

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On a humble lot in Belltown, a remarkable building is underway. While 303 Battery may never raise the same level of international buzz as...

MASS Mayoral Forum Shows Growing Consensus Around Urbanist Policies

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On Wednesday, five Seattle Mayor candidates squared off in a forum that we co-hosted alongside our allies at the Move All Seattle Sustainability (MASS)...

State Ferry Fare Hikes Ahead, Preferred Alternative Discourages Walk-On Ridership

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Fare hikes are on the way for state ferry riders. Prices could rise 2.5% in October of this year and then be followed by...

Midweek Video: How Highway Noise Barriers Don’t Solve All

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https://youtu.be/e0naL8eJmLA Highways are the bane of cities creating all kinds of awful pollution, including noise pollution. To mitigate noise, sound barrier walls have been installed...

The Top 10 Street Ends of Ballard and Fremont

As previously written, Seattle has 141 Street End shoreline points. A great sampler is accessed by foot or bicycle from the Burke-Gilman Trail (BGT)...

Sunday Video: How Radical Gardeners Took Back New York City

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https://youtu.be/_g2CaF12xxw Vox tells the story of how two women led movements to plant street trees and commission community gardens in New York City in a...

Governor Inslee Signs Historic Climate Bills but Vetoes Linkage to Transportation Package

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Today, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) and Clean Fuels Standard passed by the Washington State Legislature, but vetoed provisions...

Meetup Video: May 2021 with Sam Assefa

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https://youtu.be/sagR5Hd6i-4 Sam Assefa joined for the May meetup as out guest speaker. Assefa formerly served as Director of the Seattle Office of Planning and Community...