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Seattle tops ‘most literate’ list again

Seattle is back in sole control of the top spot in an annual study of the country’s most literate cities. The study’s author, Jack Miller of Central Connecticut State University, drew from statistics such as newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, … Continue reading

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The case for the deep bore tunnel

Right now, a drill rig is outside on First Avenue, testing soil conditions for the deep bore tunnel.  The plan is far from certain obviously, but progress of any kind is exciting! Meanwhile it’s working its way through the legislature. This is a good time … Continue reading

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What makes Seattle livable for me

By SUSAN JONES, atelierjones Eds. Note: Jones, the founding principal of atelierjones, lives with her husband and two children in a condo near Pike Place Market. She works a few blocks away. More cool Seattle shots by Michael Nalley at … Continue reading

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Livability means a pedestrian scale

Frequently in my posts and in opinion pieces I suggest we should organize our thinking about growth as a city into three distinct domains: affordability, livability and sustainability. I am continuing to think through these domains and defining them in … Continue reading

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To market, to market

There’s lots of good fodder for urban development nuts to digest in today’s news. A few selections, in case you missed them: In a piece for Crosscut, former city council member, architect (and offspring of Pike Place Market advocate Victor … Continue reading

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