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Tag: Development and Sustainability

URBAN FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLAN

On Monday, September 16, the City Council voted unanimously to adopt Seattle’s Urban Forest Stewardship Plan to preserve and enhance Seattle’s trees and forests. This far-reaching action is the end product of two years of work by staff, the Urban Forestry Commission, and my office to create a new approach to the urban forest. The Urban […]

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HISTORIC GROWTH MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIP APPROVED BY SEATTLE AND KING COUNTY

On Monday, September 16, the Seattle City Council and King County Council gave final approval to an agreement that will protect up to 25,000 acres of farm and forest land by transferring development rights into the City of Seattle. The City, in turn, will receive an estimated $17 million to construct infrastructure for the new […]

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Meet the Green Building Technical Advisory Group

This Wednesday, the inaugural Green Building Technical Advisory Group will be introduced to the public.

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34th Annual American Community Gardening Association Conference (ACGA)

Today I had the pleasure of welcoming hundreds of gardeners from across the globe to Seattle via the 34th Annual American Community Gardening Association Conference. The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) was founded in 1979 and its mission is, “to build community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and […]

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Building 30 Progress Report

Here is an update on the City’s renovation of Building 30 at Magnuson Park.

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FOOD WORK ON THE PATH TO ZERO WASTE

When we launched the Zero Waste Strategy in 2007, food waste was one of the two largest components of the waste stream that Seattle sent to the landfill (along with construction debris). That’s why we focused on food waste collection and prevention as a key strategy. New numbers show that we are making big progress, […]

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Members Sought for Green Building Advisory Group

The City of Seattle seeks members for its new Living Building and Deep Green Pilot Technical Advisory Group. Application deadline: July 19, 2013.

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Seattle Isn’t Building Our Way Toward Affordable Rents

A greater demand for housing translates into higher rent. Until we embrace this reality, we will be a dog chasing our tail.

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SOUND TRANSIT STATION ACCESS POLICY REVISED

The Sound Transit Board has adopted a new “System Access Policy” which broadens the measures that Sound Transit will include in planning for ways to get riders to stations. While in the past, most of the emphasis has been on making station design convenient for transfers from buses and providing free parking for other potential […]

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DUWAMISH CLEANUP JOB TRAINING PROGRAM

The Duwamish Superfund cleanup is moving into the next phase of activity, as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its preferred alternative. Over the next three weeks, comments are being taken on the proposal, and we expect EPA to make a final decision in the next few months. In the meantime, I have been […]

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