The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle.
The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle, set up by Black Lives Matter protesters, has some strong similarities with the 1871 Paris Commune.
Compost awaiting distribution at the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s Rancho Las Virgenes compost facility, Calabasas, Calif.
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Turning food scraps and yard trimmings into compost improves soil, making it easier for people to grow their own food. City composting programs spread those benefits more widely.
Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.
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An emergency and critical care physician gives a dispatch from the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Without off-street space, vehicle residents crowd available public parking in Seattle. May 8, 2016.
Many cities have no standard method for counting the number of people who live in their cars. This means that their issues are often overlooked in policies designed to help the homeless.
Airbnb is a growing threat to the major hotel chains.
The number of Airbnb properties has exploded since its founding in 2008. A hospitality management expert looked at how this has hurt hotels.
Immersion in the development strategy and digestive system of Amazon, the online ogre that prioritises growth at all costs.
A Boeing 737 taxies at Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom.
The 737 Max is the best-selling airliner ever. But two have crashed in five months, killing 346, damaging Boeing's future and raising questions about the increasing sophistication of cockpit technology.
Seattle shipyard workers in 1919 as they walk off the job.
Museum of History & Industry
On Feb. 6, 1919, half of Seattle’s workforce went on strike over a demand for higher wages. A labor historian explains why it matters 100 years later.
Tiny Paley Park, surrounded by skyscrapers in New York City, introduced the concept of a ‘pocket park’ in dense urban centers.
Research shows that access to urban green space makes people and neighborhoods healthier. But parks can't work their magic if their design ignores the needs of nearby communities.
We conducted interviews with over 60 residents of a tent city. Their voices challenge common misconceptions.
Seattle City Council tried raising taxes to help the homeless, and now it faces a political firestorm. There are better ways to fight the good fight.
Chris Stevens, owner of Kaboom Chicken restaurant in Toronto, hands an order to a customer in December. Ontario’s new $14 per hour minimum wage took effect Jan. 1 and Stevens has already taken steps to ensure his restaurant can afford the added expense.
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Minimum wages increases in jurisdictions across North America could have a big impact on the restaurant industry. Here's how restaurants are trying to adapt.