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North Seattle Needs Industrial Zones

New rules provide opportunities to develop employment centers north of the Ship Canal. Now that the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development has completed...

Sunday Video: Third Places Are A Critical Part of Communities

Third places are a critical part of communities. They provide another space for people to be and mingle. But the suburbs and North American...

Sunday Video: The Most Urbanist Soccer Arenas In North America

It's World Cup season! So maybe it's worth talking stock of American soccer (football) culture. Ray Delahanty at CityNerd takes stock of the top...

Midweek Video: Can Groceries Be Delivered Too Quickly?

The gig economy has transformed the way we receive a lot of services, including deliver of groceries. Jason Slaughter of Not Just Bikes looks...

Sound Transit Advancing Equitable Transit-Oriented Development in the U District

In the University District, Sound Transit is moving ahead with planning equitable transit-oriented development on surplus property. The agency owns two parcels of land...

Seattle OPCD Beefs Up Housing Alternative 5 in New Scoping Report

The Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) cleared another hurdle in crafting its growth plan for the next 20 years with a...

Tukwila Gets Serious about Transit-Oriented Housing

The South King County city has ambitious goals, but a car-centered landscape will be difficult to transform. Walking the area near the Tukwila International Boulevard...

Seattle Region’s Extensive Blanket of Exclusionary Zoning Illustrated in New Study

It's no secret that restrictive zoning is prevalent in the Seattle metropolitan area, but a new study underway at the Urban Institute is taking...