A case for agile, self-build, and bottom-up options to unlock housing choice… by many means necessary.The multibillion-dollar question that Senator Maria Cantwell, Governor Jay Inslee, and other Northwest leaders can help answer.
Proposals to reduce overbuilt parking lots are popping up across the United States.
Several examples exist, and Cascadian policymakers can encourage shifts while setting guardrails to protect customers.
Idaho, Montana, and Washington Could Save $30 Million by Moving Local Elections to National Election DayA preliminary estimate of potential cost savings from municipal election consolidation.
City Councilor Burhan Azeem shares his experiences from Cambridge, Massachusetts.The new zoning code legalizes more types of housing but creates new barriers to abundance.
How a flexible “Plex” design could add lower-cost homes, green space, and walkable, vibrant neighborhoods—fast—across housing-strapped cities.To reduce housing shortages, small doses of cash could get many projects built. A bill introduced in Oregon this year suggests a clever place to find it.
A quarter-million-dollar budget proviso will fund a study to map opportunities beyond oil.Open primaries and ranked choice voting likely led to greater political diversity in the Alaska legislature, while their effect on age, gender, and race was less apparent.
Today’s top sustainability headlines for the Pacific Northwest, curated by Sightline Institute.
Sightline Institute’s mission is to make the Northwest a global model of sustainability— strong communities, a green economy, and a healthy environment.
We envision in the Pacific Northwest an economy and way of life that are environmentally sound, economically vibrant, and socially just. We believe that if northwesterners succeed at reconciling themselves with the natural heritage of this place—the greenest part of history’s richest civilization—we can set an example for the world.