Author: jcohen

Josh Cohen is a freelance writer in Seattle. His work has also appeared in Next City, The Nation, Pacific Standard, Vice and Crosscut.

Articles by jcohen

  • Incremental Improvements Hope to Ease Bay Area’s Housing Crunch
    Published on January 27, 2020 in Development
    In the past three years, the California Legislature has passed more than a dozen housing reforms addressing a swath of issues, including tenant protections, rent gouging, production of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), streamlined permitting for affordable and market-rate housing, new funding sources, and more. Though the pace may seem slow, there are signs of progress and hope for more in the future, panelists said at a ULI San Francisco event.
  • Top Cities for Shared Self-Driving Cars
    Published on July 10, 2017 in Market Trends
    New Orleans would be number-one beneficiary of shared self-driving cars, says INRIX, a data analytics company focused on traffic and the automotive industry. Albuquerque, Tucson, Portland, and Omaha round out the top five on their list of 50 cities.
  • How Innovative Retailers Stay Ahead of What Customers Want
    Published on April 26, 2017 in Market Trends
    A recent ULI Northwest event featured presentations and panel discussion on what it will take to bring the next generation of shoppers into retail locations. Starbucks and Nordstrom executives presented insights on how their businesses are evolving.
  • Building on Success of TOD in Seattle with ST3
    Published on April 03, 2017 in Development
    When Sound Transit completes its third phase of expansion in 2041, Greater Seattle will be a region transformed. The $54 billion Sound Transit 3 (ST3) package, approved by voters in November, will bring a total of 116 miles (187 km) of light rail connecting 80 stations in Everett, Seattle, Tacoma, and surrounding suburbs, plus bus rapid transit and more to serve a rapidly growing population. In March, ULI Northwest hosted a panel discussion of development experts focusing on what this transit investment will mean for the region.