Land Use

Saturday Video: Business Parks Suck, But They Don’t Have To

Business parks are a common feature across the globe, but they tend to be especially depressing and inaccessible places in North America. They don’t...

Midweek Video: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Explained

City Beautiful dives into the topic of transit-oriented development (TOD) in North America. Dave Amos makes a special visit to Orenco Station, a New...
A photo of a city with light rail under construction, streets, and tall modern buildings in the distance

Bellevue Council Update: An Important Restart for Wilburton Transit Oriented Development Planning

With a unanimous vote on Monday evening, Bellevue City Council directed staff to initiate the planning process for a massive rezone of the Wilburton...

Sunday Video: American and European Zoning Compared

Dave Amos at City Beautiful looks at how American and European zoning differs and how that has led to very different spatial outcomes. There...

Superyachts Push Ballard Bridges Soaring to New Heights

A Coast Guard vertical clearance determination dealt a blow to elevated light rail options for Ballard Link, giving tunnel alternatives a boost -- not...

Othello’s Transit-Oriented Housing Boom

The neighborhood near the Othello Link light rail station in Seattle’s South End has seen an impressive boom in market-rate and affordable rate housing...

Meet Nantes, Seattle’s Sister City in France

American cities can glean many policy pointers from this highly livable French city, which has a delegation visiting. This week delegates from Nantes, France, have...

East Main Village Redevelopment to Bring 1350 Homes, Office Space, and Retail Near Light...

Pacific Northwest developer Wig Properties recently announced plans to redevelop two parcels near the future East Main light rail station. Currently home to the...