Land Use & Development

Sunday Video: The Trains That Subsidize Suburbia

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https://youtu.be/vxWjtpzCIfA Jason Slaughter of Not Just Bikes shows how Toronto's GO Transit commuter rail is primarily setup to subsidize the suburbs without providing real, regular...

Dubicki: Cascadia Innovation Attempts to Overcome Cascading Climate Dangers

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I want to do an even handed and dutiful reporting job about the 2021 Cascadia Innovation Corridor conference. But I’m in an downtown Vancouver...

Transit-Oriented Development Planned for Kent/Des Moines Station, Additional Feedback Sought

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Two surplus lots are up for redevelopment at the future Kent/Des Moines Station. Sound Transit has about four acres of land that it wants...
A photo of a black, green, and red tugboat on a platform over the water.

Foss Lost: Shipyard Closure as a Barometer for Resiliency

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Foss Maritime closed its ship repair facility this week. Located on the Ship Canal at the north end of Interbay, the yard provided dry...

Midweek Video: Throwing Good Money After Bad Car Infrastructure

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds-v2-qyCc8 Not Just Bikes takes on the issue of how cities often throw a lot of money at bad car infrastructure. Through the lens of...
A photo of a blue and white locomotive on a modern train.

Tacoma Needs a Better Sounder and Streetcar Expansion

As a regular reader who lives in Downtown Tacoma, I’m always excited to see articles that address the challenges and opportunities in our city....

Seattle Budget Amendments Advance Design Review Reform and Comp Plan Outreach

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The Seattle City Council has prepared more than 200 amendments to Mayor Jenny Durkan's 2022 budget proposal. Among them are amendments that would initiate...

Sunday Video: Why So Many New Buildings Are Covered in Rectangles

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https://youtu.be/Ml-ZP-_e_o4 Vox explores why so many new buildings seem to prominently feature rectangular panels as exterior cladding.