At the Cascadia Rail Summit outside Seattle, a fledgling scheme to bring high-speed rail from Portland to Vancouver found an enthusiastic reception.
The 1999 WTO protests shut down Seattle and brought new attention to the effects of global trade. The event looms large in the activist imagination today.
The strike was a spectacular show of force for the city’s workers, and inspired a tradition of local labor organizing that lives on 100 years later.
By closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct, Seattle ushers in a period of short-term commuter pain for long-term waterfront redevelopment gain.
Paul Allen was the city’s preeminent philanthropist and real estate developer up until his death earlier this week. His legacy reveals something broader about the twinned nature of Seattle and its native software son.
The compromise bill to fund affordable housing and homelessness programs is a thermometer for how cities regulate rapid economic growth.
As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the U.N.’s cultural organization, cities with world heritage status wonder what’s in store for them.
As a housing crisis afflicts Seattle, a pop-up parklet brought something rare to the city’s most vulnerable residents: a welcoming public space.
Mexico City’s new constitution, Carta Magna, first emerged from a Change.org petition.
Uncertainty prevails for the global climate accord after a year of progress and setbacks.
Local leaders are employing both scrappy and high-tech methods to shield their communities.
They turned a library into The Library, a high-tech incubator space.
An upgrading program in Kibera has taken more than a decade, but is helping to change Africa's conversation about how to handle informal urban neighborhoods.
The government is upping its support for music programs in an effort to fight Port of Spain’s drug problem.
Kenya's capital is home to a startup scene that makes a mission of improving lives of the urban poor.