urban planning http://kuow.org en South Lake Union Named As An 'Innovation District' http://kuow.org/post/south-lake-union-named-innovation-district <p>Marcie Sillman talks to Bruce Katz, vice president of the Brookings Institute, about the infrastructure behind having an "innovation district," and the benefits one can provide. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:12:03 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Marcie Sillman 36059 at http://kuow.org South Lake Union Named As An 'Innovation District' South Lake Union: The Comprehensive Plan That Helped Grow It, And What The Next One Should Do http://kuow.org/post/south-lake-union-comprehensive-plan-helped-grow-it-and-what-next-one-should-do <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds speaks with Roger Valdez of the pro-growth group Smart Growth Seattle about how the last comprehensive plan helped create growth in South Lake Union and what the next comprehensive plan for 2035 should be doing.</p><p>Perhaps no Seattle neighborhood has changed more than South Lake Union. What was once low rise and low income is now shiny high rises and Amazon. They spoke at Stackhouse, an apartment complex developed from an old laundry building. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:35:11 +0000 Ross Reynolds 35388 at http://kuow.org South Lake Union: The Comprehensive Plan That Helped Grow It, And What The Next One Should Do How Smaller Older Buildings Create Vibrant Cities http://kuow.org/post/how-smaller-older-buildings-create-vibrant-cities <p>Marcie Sillman speaks with Mike Powe, senior research manager at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, about the group's new research report "<a href="http://www.preservationnation.org/information-center/sustainable-communities/green-lab/oldersmallerbetter/">Older, Smaller, Better: Measuring How the Character of Buildings and Blocks Influences Urban Vitality</a>." Tue, 27 May 2014 22:29:30 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Posey Gruener 35279 at http://kuow.org How Smaller Older Buildings Create Vibrant Cities City Proposes New Rules For Building New Houses On Existing Lots http://kuow.org/post/city-proposes-new-rules-building-new-houses-existing-lots <p>Steve Scher talks with Seattle homeowner Erin Miller and Seattle City Councilmember <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/council/obrien/">Mike O'Brien</a> about proposed regulations for building additional new homes on small existing lots. Mon, 19 May 2014 22:27:11 +0000 Steve Scher & Andy Hurst 34767 at http://kuow.org City Proposes New Rules For Building New Houses On Existing Lots Using Seattle's Comprehensive Plan To Find Housing For The Homeless http://kuow.org/post/using-seattles-comprehensive-plan-find-housing-homeless <p>Ross Reynolds speaks with Sharon Lee, executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute, at Ernestine Anderson Place, an apartment house for homeless people in Seattle's Central District. Mon, 12 May 2014 22:27:01 +0000 Ross Reynolds 33894 at http://kuow.org Using Seattle's Comprehensive Plan To Find Housing For The Homeless Building Seattle's Future Around Transit http://kuow.org/post/building-seattles-future-around-transit <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds speaks with Josh Brower, member of the Seattle Planning Commission, about how the transit focus might affect his neighborhood in Beacon Hill.</p><p>The transit focus is one of the three planning alternatives&nbsp;being considered for&nbsp;<a href="http://2035.seattle.gov/">Seattle 2035</a>. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:19:27 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Posey Gruener 32806 at http://kuow.org Building Seattle's Future Around Transit Applying The Urban Center Focus In The University District http://kuow.org/post/applying-urban-center-focus-university-district <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds speaks with <a href="https://depts.washington.edu/history/people/34">Margaret O'Mara</a>, history professor at the University of Washington, about how Seattle's urban center focus might affect the University District. The urban center focus is one of&nbsp;<a href="http://2035.seattle.gov/seattles-planning-alternatives/">three planning alternatives</a>&nbsp;being considered for&nbsp;<a href="http://2035.seattle.gov/">Seattle 2035</a> as the city prepares for population growth over the next 20 years. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:43:41 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Posey Gruener 32811 at http://kuow.org Applying The Urban Center Focus In The University District Three Approaches To Seattle's Comprehensive Plan http://kuow.org/post/three-approaches-seattles-comprehensive-plan <p>Ross Reynolds speaks with Tom Hauger, manager of Comprehensive and Regional Planning at the City of Seattle's Department of Planning and Development. Hauger talks about the<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">three planning alternatives</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;being considered for&nbsp;</span><a href="http://2035.seattle.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle 2035.</a> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:30:16 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Posey Gruener 32812 at http://kuow.org Three Approaches To Seattle's Comprehensive Plan Re-Engaging Neighborhoods For Seattle's Future http://kuow.org/post/re-engaging-neighborhoods-seattles-future <p></p><p></p><p>Ross Reynolds speaks with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray about the April 5 <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/sns2014">Neighborhood Summit</a> and how the city could support thriving neighborhoods in the future. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:07:51 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Posey Gruener 32246 at http://kuow.org Re-Engaging Neighborhoods For Seattle's Future Designing The Happy City http://kuow.org/post/designing-happy-city <p>Steve Scher talks with author Charles Montgomery about his book, "Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design." Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:34:05 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 30473 at http://kuow.org Designing The Happy City Development Planning For Sodo, Seattle's 'Gritty Backbone' http://kuow.org/post/development-planning-sodo-seattles-gritty-backbone <p></p><p>The stadium district in Seattle is located at the northern end of a larger swath of the city that's officially known as the Duwamish Manufacturing and Industrial Center, but more commonly referred to as Sodo.</p><p>It’s the largest concentration of industrially zoned land in Seattle and home to Harbor Island, the largest container port facility in the Pacific Northwest, as well as the Seattle Seahawks, Sounders and Mariners teams. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:18:54 +0000 Marcie Sillman 29917 at http://kuow.org Development Planning For Sodo, Seattle's 'Gritty Backbone' Driven South: Seattle's Car Dealerships Set Up Auto Row In Sodo http://kuow.org/post/driven-south-seattles-car-dealerships-set-auto-row-sodo <p>The rise in Seattle’s downtown density makes for scarce real estate and higher prices. As a result, one industry is heading south to the Sodo neighborhood: car dealerships.</p><p>Sodo has space and easy highway access, but it isn’t perfect. The high traffic can be a plus, but with three professional sports teams in the area, game days can be intense. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:24:00 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 29495 at http://kuow.org Driven South: Seattle's Car Dealerships Set Up Auto Row In Sodo Urban Sustainability With Majora Carter http://kuow.org/post/urban-sustainability-majora-carter <p>Ross Reynolds speaks with former activist Majora Carter about her work organizing low-income communities around environmental issues.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:41:11 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Jeannie Yandel 27562 at http://kuow.org Urban Sustainability With Majora Carter When Money Is Short, Should Cities Crowdfund? http://kuow.org/post/when-money-short-should-cities-crowdfund <p>Cities all over are short on cash. And some are turning to crowdfunding to get public projects off the ground. From a streetcar in Kansas City to a skate spot in Portland, Oregon, sites like <a href="http://neighbor.ly/">Neighbor.ly</a> and <a href="http://www.citizinvestor.com/">Citizinvestor </a>are making it easy for residents to raise money to fund civic projects. Marcie Sillman talks with Rodrigo Davies, a researcher at MIT’s Center for Civic Media about civic crowdfunding and its complications. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:17:28 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 20499 at http://kuow.org Reinvigorating A Detroit Neighborhood, Block By Block http://kuow.org/post/reinvigorating-detroit-neighborhood-block-block The debt-laden city of Detroit has been an incubator for new strategies in urban revitalization, including a downtown People Mover, casinos, urban farms, artist colonies and large scale down-sizing.<p>In the wake of the city's bankruptcy, many in the community are thinking small.<p>Just outside of downtown Detroit is a neighborhood called Midtown. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 09:40:00 +0000 Sonari Glinton 17505 at http://kuow.org Reinvigorating A Detroit Neighborhood, Block By Block