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Real Estate / Land Use
The loss of an historic church in Tacoma and the saving of several in Seattle offer lessons about the particular problems, and opportunities, of saving urban religious sanctuaries.READ MORE 8 COMMENTS
Even in hard times, there are signs that livable Seattle can still make progress despite, or even because of, the challenges of the economyREAD MORE COMMENT NOW
Walkable neighborhoods take more than density and sidewalks. You have to create conditions where small stores can survive.READ MORE 21 COMMENTS
The battle for candidate endorsements reveals some ideological divides between local environmentalists, developers, and independent thinkers who wonder if all urban growth is good.READ MORE 11 COMMENTS
There goes the (apathetic) neighborhoodREAD MORE COMMENT NOW
More thoughts from the Seattle and Vancouver urban debaters on what makes their cities livable, or not.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Fremont is a classic in-between neighborhood in Seattle, full of houses that reflect individual builders slowly adding homes of character over the past century. You just have to wander away from the main streets to find them.READ MORE 5 COMMENTS
Maritime advocates are looking to have Congress declare most of Washington's coastline, including Puget Sound, a National Heritage Area. It could be a boon for tourism, preservation, and the marine industry itself.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
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Is the civic grass greener on the other side of the border? Two urban experts each make the case for the others' home town.READ MORE 21 COMMENTS
Architect Wendell Lovett designed a nuclear reactor building and the home of a space-junketing billionaire, but it's his little San Juans retreat that says the most about him.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
The residential megablocks of the past few years didn't work out financially or in terms of urban design. Here's a better idea, crafted to a Capitol Hill opportunity and inspired by an Amsterdam neighborhood.READ MORE 20 COMMENTS
Which is more threatened: wetlands or farmlands? And bear in mind that Skagit Valley farmland is perhaps the finest dirt in the world.READ MORE 6 COMMENTS
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