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Book City: Miller has been an institution in the Seattle book business for 35 years. His picks for the best of the best in design, architecture and good reading.READ MORE 5 COMMENTS
Companies hope to get the city to think again at the idea of urban pot farms as big as a football field.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
Commentary: Does anyone responsible for guiding Southeast Seattle's transit-oriented renaissance have a clue what's going on there?READ MORE 72 COMMENTS
International interest in the Eastside real-estate market may pose the potential for zombie neighborhoods, already a worry in Vancouver. But trading ideas about the shape of urban life is a rich part of our history.READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
Contemporary urban planning pros often ignore the naturally-occurring spontaneity of city life.READ MORE 5 COMMENTS
Guest opinion: It's time to stop carving up smaller and smaller slivers of neighborhood parcels. There's a better way to do it.READ MORE 17 COMMENTS
Commentary: The City Council is always prudent. Bold might work once in a while.READ MORE 17 COMMENTS
Guest opinion: An idea to maintain diversity and culture in South Lake Union amid a sea of development.READ MORE 8 COMMENTS
Guest Opinion: Courtyards aren't just for the wealthy - or European. Why Seattle developers should hop on the courtyard train to make private, serene urban spaces a possibility for all.READ MORE 6 COMMENTS
Look out, preservationists. The developers are here to transform the city for density, and they have their attorneys ready to make you just get out of their way.READ MORE 14 COMMENTS
Water features, wooden storefronts, drinking buddies are among the urban "bookmarks" that represent modern expressions of traditional city life.READ MORE 12 COMMENTS
Billions of dollars in new public projects will be coming online in the next four years. The mayor will have to orchestrate it all.READ MORE 5 COMMENTS
Landlords object to efforts of Democratic state legislators to protect the privacy of tenants and job-seekers.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Commentary: The city has a history of having to retreat from density initiatives because developers make everyone angry with their exploitation of loopholes in rules. Herewith, a preventive prescription to encourage density and quality.READ MORE 37 COMMENTS
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