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It’s Time for Seattle’s Transit Oriented Development to Grow Up

If you make it north of the Canadian border, you will sometimes find yourself in a sea of 50-story towers adjacent to a train...
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ULI’s Fall 2021 Meeting Predicts the Future of Cities

(From a certain point of view) The Urban Land Institute, the world's largest network of real estate and land use experts, held its fall meeting...
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Advocates Debate Tiny House Villages’ Role in Reducing Homelessness

It's City budget season and the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is seeking to boost funding for tiny house villages that shelter people experiencing...

As Developer Stalls, Affordable Talaris Offers Greener Vision

One year into master plan and environmental review, the real activity is among volunteers offering a new direction for the Talaris site in Northeast...
A photo of the Idaho capitol, a classical style building with a dome. A bike lane is marked on the street in front of it.

Exploring Mountain Lion Urbanism in Boise

Nicknamed the "city of trees," Boise is an enigma in its approach to urbanism. A bike lane leads straight up to the steps of...
Brooklyn Avenue looking north with UW Tower on the left and a new 24-story tower rising behind the Graduate Hotel.

U District Is a Hive of Construction Activity as Light Rail Arrives

Northgate Link, which just opened as of today, has already transformed the neighborhoods surrounding the three stations on the extension. Northgate Station still does...
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Catch Up on Development in the Roosevelt Station Area

When we last covered new development coming to the Roosevelt Station area, the Link light rail Northgate extension was still over two years away...
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New Seattle Legislation Advances Renter Protections Against Economic Eviction

On Monday, the Seattle City Council had a busy -- and consequential -- day of voting on council bills related to renters' rights in...