Urbanism needs to move beyond city boundaries

Editor's Note: The following is adapted from a speech delivered last week to the American Political Science Association, which held its annual meeting in Seattle.…

Creating ‘people places’

Our region is struggling to meet housing needs in an environmentally responsible way while maintaining affordability and quality of life. With passage of the statewide…

Little boxes, crammed together

Mayor Greg Nickels' announcement Tuesday, July 10, that that the city will consider new design standards to address unwelcome townhouse development invading the city's neighborhoods…

Downtown condo developers, beware of too many towers too close

Seattle Post-Intelligencer architecture critic Lawrence Cheek makes some excellent observations about the new urban renaissance of residential high-rises in downtown Seattle, praising design qualities of…

An unjustified delay in restoring the King County Courthouse

The King County Courthouse, part of Seattle's original civic campus downtown, is one of the grandest of local historic landmarks under public ownership today. Designed…