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Chamber Poll Finds Strong Support for Housing, Zoning Reform among Seattle Voters

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce released its twice annual "Index" poll of Seattle voters today and found even stronger support for new housing...

New Round of Studies Underscore Benefits of Building More Housing

Recently, a flurry of studies about the effects of new housing supply has emerged. They rebuff skeptics, who argue against building more housing. In...

Smart Grids: Technology for a Green Urban Energy Future

The buzzwords “smart grid” have been floating around in environmentalist circles, national security circles, and it’s even made an appearance in urbanist media. Hype...
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Claim a Free Book and Join the Anti-Racism Discussion

When America elected a White Nationalist three years ago, we ramped up our work to better understand structural racism, Whiteness, and how unjust systems...

Mapping Historic Ballard Grand Reveal Today

It's been a long haul since the November kick-off, but wait until you see what over a hundred volunteers mapped over 1,000+ hours and what...

Sunday Video: Design Shaped By The Community

"Americans spend 90% of their time indoors" explains Marc Kushner in this animated talk in which he discusses how architecture shapes us and triggers...

Sunday Video: Life Between Buildings

Tobias Lau, of Social Action, described how prior to learning about the innovative research about social life and experiences in cities led by Danish architect Jan...
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Lidding I-5 in Downtown Seattle: Design Guidelines and Moving Forward

In yesterday's article, I went over some of the characteristics of I-5 in Downtown Seattle and offered some temporary solutions for mitigating the effects...