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New Ideas for a Growing City

Seattle is a growing and changing city with new people and families arriving every day. People fall in love with our city and want to make it their home. We need new ideas and a fresh approach to creating a wide range of housing choices for new people and families that want to join us in our beautiful corner of the world. Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you’ll join our efforts.


The Case for Increasing Housing Supply, Choice, and Diversity

Last week I posted at the Seattle Transit Blog about a report that’s gotten a lot of attention in the media. The researchers analyzed lots of economic data and found that when people with different levels of incomes live more closely together, those with lower incomes tend to do better in the long run; in […]

DPD Recommendations on Microhousing: Why Subject a Good Thing to a Bad Process?

What follows is the text of a letter sent by Smart Growth Seattle last week in response to the Department of Planning and Development’s recommendations to the City Council on microhousing. The Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee will soon be considering legislation that would affect future microhousing developments; that legislation is likely to be […]

Seattle Times: Fewer Rules, More Housing

Affordability is a relationship to price, a relationship that is conditioned by a person’s income and expenses. This dependence on income and expenses is just as true for food as it is for housing and other of life’s essentials; the less money we earn, the more money we spend, the more expensive and less affordable […]