urban planning http://kuow.org en 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 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 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 Sounds Of The Pike Place Market http://kuow.org/post/sounds-pike-place-market <p></p><p>Seattle's Pike Place Market is over 105 years old. And it all started with a consumer revolt over the price of onions.</p><p>The market <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021263515_marketdesignxml.html">recently released plans</a> for an expansion all the way to the waterfront. Advocates believe it could knit the city and the shore back together again.&nbsp;</p><p>Today on <em>KUOW Presents</em>, between the news stories, you'll hear <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/98557-pike-place-market-seattle">the sounds of the Pike Place Market</a>.</p><p><strong>Full list of stories on <em>KUOW Presents</em>,&nbsp; July 2:</strong> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:51:02 +0000 Joshua McNichols 15965 at http://kuow.org Sounds Of The Pike Place Market Has Seattle Lost Its Character? http://kuow.org/post/has-seattle-lost-its-character <p>This past year, iconic store Easy Street Records on Queen Anne was replaced by a Chase Bank. And now the independent movie theatre, the Egyptian and independent coffee shop, Bauhaus are slated to close. KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel talks with University of Washington’s Urban Planning professor, Anne Moudon about what these closures mean for Seattle’s character. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 19:26:14 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 15964 at http://kuow.org Has Seattle Lost Its Character? The Creative Class: Dismissed? http://kuow.org/post/creative-class-dismissed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than a decade ago, Richard Florida’s best-selling book, “The Rise of the Creative Class,” was a cultural phenomenon. Florida argued that young, educated, single folks&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">would reinvent American cities. Today, Florida's critics say the wealth of the creative class hasn't trickled down to the working class. What’s the evidence? Some places, like Tacoma, used Richard Florida’s ideas as a blueprint for reinventing their downtown areas</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. What was the outcome? We’ll explore these ideas with journalist and geographer&nbsp;<a href="http://www.joelkotkin.com/">Joel Kotkin</a> and Tacoma arts administrator Amy McBride.</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Producer 10243 at http://kuow.org The Creative Class: Dismissed? That Man On The Bus Is Saving You Money http://kuow.org/post/man-bus-saving-you-money <p></p><p>The Texas Transportation Institute released its annual urban mobility report, which measures the amount of time spent in traffic for commuters and the role of public transportation in reducing congestion in major cities. &nbsp;Ross Reynolds talks with&nbsp;transportation and urban policy blogger and University of Washington research scientist,&nbsp;Shane Phillips, about his analysis of the data. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:21:07 +0000 producer 8297 at http://kuow.org That Man On The Bus Is Saving You Money