Monthly Archives: June 2011

Magazine: Amanda Burden works to reclaim NYC’s waterfront

WSJ Magazine, a publication of the Wall Street Journal, has an interesting article about Amanda Burden, daughter of well-known socialite Babe Paley and director of city planning for New York. The magazine says she is spearheading Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s effort … Continue reading

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Time to add more options at light rail stations?

Local news sites/blogs Seattle’s Land Use Code, Publicola and Citytank have been having an ongoing discussion about plans for an upzone in the Roosevelt neighborhood of Seattle. Those commenting have argued over how much density is needed near the light … Continue reading

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Not so smart growth

Photo courtesy of photobucket.com Sightline Daily, a blog of the Sightline Institute, has begun a series on what is says are outdated laws that are preventing some smart, innovative sustainability solutions. In “Making Sustainability Legal,” senior researcher Eric de Place … Continue reading

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It’s back

AvalonBay Communities is building the 204-unit Avalon Queen Anne, an apartment and retail property in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood. Studio 216 rendering, courtesy of AvalonBay Communities Four years ago, some of us were reminded (again) that the greater Downtown Seattle housing boom … Continue reading

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What kind of development will Seattle get post-viaduct?

A New York Times article says that preserving the High Line viaduct in New York as a public park revitalized that Image courtesy of James Corner Field Operations area and generated $2 billion in private investment. The story quotes Mayor … Continue reading

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