development http://kuow.org en 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 Al Gore Takes On "The Future" http://kuow.org/post/al-gore-takes-future <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On day one of our spring pledge drive, we bring you some of our conversation with Al Gore. In his new book, “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” the former vice president and media mogul takes an in-depth look at major shifts in the world, from globalization to automation, digital connections, population growth and the biological breakthroughs that are bringing humans into greater control of their evolution.</span></p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday with Steve Scher 10610 at http://kuow.org Al Gore Takes On "The Future" 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? Microhousing: Small Spaces Raise Big Questions http://kuow.org/post/microhousing-small-spaces-raise-big-questions <p></p><p>Dane Corrida works as a hotel manager for a luxury cruise line based in Seattle. He owns a house on Capitol Hill, but since he spends most of his time working on the boats, he rents it out. If he has a couple of weeks off here and there, he can usually charm a friend or two into letting him couch surf. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:13:03 +0000 Jeannie Yandel 9841 at http://kuow.org Microhousing: Small Spaces Raise Big Questions A Look Inside A Micro Apartment http://kuow.org/post/look-inside-micro-apartment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We've been taking a look at the rise of </span>microhousing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Seattle. Tiny apartments that offer cheaper rent for less living space have been popping up in high demand neighborhoods like the University District and Capitol Hill. Some residents have voiced concerns over the new developments, fearing they skirt zoning laws and create too much density too quickly. Today, </span>KUOW's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="http://www.kuow.org/people/jeannie-yandel" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jeannie Yandel</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> takes us inside a micro apartment. Also, we'll talk with Seattle </span>microhousing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> developer Jim Potter.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 9857 at http://kuow.org A Look Inside A Micro Apartment UW 150: Downtown Real Estate Helps Fund University http://kuow.org/post/uw-150-downtown-real-estate-helps-fund-university <p></p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:03:10 +0000 Feliks Banel 5054 at http://kuow.org UW 150: Downtown Real Estate Helps Fund University