Local groups pressure government to respond to climate change and health concerns.
Protective structures can help save properties from erosion, but by blocking the natural flow of sand and sediment, they can accelerate erosion elsewhere.
Once cast as an obstacle to a more modern Seattle, the downtown destination has become the kind of multi-layered urban environment we strive for.
In the U.S., spending on social goods has increased even as the safety net has crumbled. This spells problems for capitalism.
They live nomadic lifestyles, setting up tents and amenities on public lands far from populated areas.
A UW professor’s difficult book provides an important glimpse at the city, from the perspective of its most marginalized residents.
Two bottom-feeding species could be extinct within a decade and their disappearance may signal bigger environmental problems.
A so-called Vision Zero city, Seattle has a lofty goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries. The city has averaged about 20 deaths a year over the past decade.
The climate crisis has added new urgency to an ambitious idea.
If a hot market combined with regulations is driving mom and pop landlords to sell, there may be little we can or should do about it.
If approved, the utility-scale solar farm would be the largest in Washington state. But not all residents are happy about it.
Crosscut’s new columnist digs into how the Pacific Northwest’s biggest cities can grow sustainably and equitably, and serve us all better.
From the Oregon Trail to the Lake Washington Bridge, transportation infrastructure has often driven growth while promoting exclusion.
Sweden's ‘Street Moves’ program offers a model for making neighborhood residents the planners of their own streets.
Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan takes inspiration from the massive public works effort that helped shape the Emerald City, and America, for generations.
Crosscut opinion columnist Samantha Allen shares her approach to reporting on the future of an imperfect city.