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A License to Build

How Does Seattle Grow? By Connecting Conservation and Infill

In May, SPUR visited Seattle to learn how it is making such great progress on housing, infrastructure and transportation. Here’s what we learned...

Small Buildings: Big Impact

Seattle proves you can grow without going tall.

Seattle is building way more housing per square mile than San Francisco and is spending less money doing so.

Seattle's Big Vision for Transit

The Puget Sound region asked voters for a lot — and got it

A bold new transit package will feature 62 new miles of light rail, an extension of commuter rail, and an array of other bus and transit projects.

Urban Field Notes: A Brutal Assessment of Seattle

Contributor Shawn Hazen explores Seattle's Brutalist landmarks.

Brutalist architecture arouses passion and fury in equal measure. For graphic designer Shawn Hazen, its the former not the latter.

Member Profile: Tyra Fennell

Tyra Fennell uses art, music and performance to bring communities together.

Tyra Fennell is founding director of Imprint.City, an organization that seeks to activate industrial, underutilized spaces with both performing and visual arts to encourage community and economic development. We spoke this spring with Tyra about her hopes and fears for the city she calls home.