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AIA Washington Council Endorses I-1631

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AIA Washington Council has endorsed Washington Initiative 1631, the Protect Washington Act, which would establish a carbon fee to reduce incentives for fossil fuel use, generate funds to invest in renewable resources and promote energy efficiency. AIA Washington Council believes we have a moral responsibility to protect future generations by…

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Next City’s Vanguard Conference

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Next City’s Vanguard Conference is an experiential urban leadership gathering of the best and brightest young urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media.  The Vanguard Conference welcomes entrepreneurs, community developers, activists, artists, designers, urban planners and sustainability experts…

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Hirst Decision Background

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The Hirst Decision In October 2016, a 6-3 ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court changed how counties decide to approve or deny building permits that use wells for a water source.  In Whatcom County vs. Hirst, Futurewise, et al., the court ruled that the county failed to comply with…

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