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    Auckland addresses transportation differently

    20 Sep, 2016

    What if the provision of transportation services was provided as a system, not divided into multiple agencies by mode – what if it was considered as a system where connections are critical?  Check out Auckland Transport! A CITY TO LOVE VISIONS OF A PUBLIC REALM Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm Impact HUB 220 2nd […] More

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    Imagine a city that empowers its leaders…

    15 Sep, 2016

    On September 27th the Fellows will be presenting their research from their trip to Auckland, New Zealand last spring, and what they discovered about how this innovative city manages public right of way.  Imagine a city that empowers its leaders, elected or not, to plan, lead and implement… where plans are envisioned, funded, tested, evaluated, […] More

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    A City to Love

    12 Sep, 2016

    Today we continue our series of posts from the 2015-16 Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows. On September 27th the Fellows will be presenting their research from their trip to Auckland, New Zealand last spring, and what they discovered about how this innovative city manages public right of way.  Imagine a city where industry, economics and the […] More

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    Seattle Mass Timber Tower, a new study by Callison RTKL

    02 Aug, 2016

    Peter Orser was asked to write a forward for a recent feasibility study conducted by Callison RTKL. This study, Seattle Mass Timber Tower, focuses on mass timber construction (MTC) and the possibility of using MTC for a high rise. Mass timber is a cost effective, energy efficient, renewable material of excellent structural strength that demonstrates […] More

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    Washington State Condominium Report released today

    28 Jul, 2016

    The Runstad Center’s Washington State Condominium Report was released today.  MSRE student, Center researcher, and author of the report David Leon shares his thoughts… The City of Seattle has been experiencing unprecedented population and economic growth over the last five years. As the city’s population has increased and the number of high-paying jobs has grown, prices for […] More

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    Lessons for Seattle from San Francisco

    22 Oct, 2015

    Several of our MSRE students recently visited San Francisco for the ULI Fall Meeting.  David Leon shares his thoughts on the changes and challenges in that city, and how they compare to the ones we are facing here in Seattle. Thanks, David! A former colleague once said to me Seattle reminded him of San Francisco […] More

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    Commoning the community in Brazil

    15 May, 2015

    We continue our series of blog posts from our Runstad Center Affiliate Fellows class of 2015, who recently traveled to Santiago, Chile, and Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba, Brazil. Recently, Thaisa Way took us for a look at the yards and courtyards of Santiago.  Here, she explores the idea of “commoning the community” in a favela, Vidigal in Rio de Janiero, […] More

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    Washington housing market remains strong in 1st quarter of 2015

    13 May, 2015

    Washington state’s housing market was strong in the first quarter of 2015, with both sales and new building permits up compared with a year ago and the market remaining largely affordable, according to a new report from the Washington Center for Real Estate Research here at the Runstad Center.  Housing affordability for all buyers statewide […] More

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    Runstad Affiliate Fellow authors new book

    12 May, 2015

    The Runstad Center congratulates Thaisa Way, whose new book, “The Landscape Architecture of Richard Haag: From Modern Space to Urban Ecological Design” was recently published by University of Washington Press.  UW Today picked up the story and talked with Thaisa about Rich Haag, his legacy, and how his work demonstrates that thoughtful design of the public realm – […] More