urban planning

Summer Sounds
1:51 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Sounds Of The Pike Place Market

Credit flickr photo / dbaron

Seattle's Pike Place Market is over 105 years old. And it all started with a consumer revolt over the price of onions.

The market recently released plans for an expansion all the way to the waterfront. Advocates believe it could knit the city and the shore back together again. 

Today on KUOW Presents, between the news stories, you'll hear the sounds of the Pike Place Market.

Full list of stories on KUOW Presents,  July 2:

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Landmark Closures
12:26 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Has Seattle Lost Its Character?

Flickr Photo/javacolleen

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.

Urban Development
9:00 am
Mon March 25, 2013

The Creative Class: Dismissed?

The Theater District in downtown Tacoma.
Credit Flickr Photo/Scott Hingst

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 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. What was the outcome? We’ll explore these ideas with journalist and geographer Joel Kotkin and Tacoma arts administrator Amy McBride.

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Public Transportation
11:21 am
Fri February 15, 2013

That Man On The Bus Is Saving You Money

Thanks, man, for saving us money!
Flickr Photo/Tinou Bao

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.  Ross Reynolds talks with transportation and urban policy blogger and University of Washington research scientist, Shane Phillips, about his analysis of the data.

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