Tag: Seattle

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Seattle Software Firm Raises $12M to Help Grocers Cut Food Waste

July 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

A Seattle tech company has landed $12 million in equity funding to fuel the growth of its software, which is aimed at helping grocers manage food orders to reduce waste and spoilage issues. The startup, Shelf Engine, was founded by […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Pandemic boosted public’s interest in government, city officials say

May 7, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Whether it’s because homebound people are desperate for guidance in an open-ended emergency or they’ve simply exhausted their Netflix queues, some government officials have found themselves surprised by the sudden popularity of virtual meetings and news conferences. San Francisco’s virtual […]

Social Security, Social Services

Seattle innovation council tackles homelessness, social services in first projects

April 16, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Seattle’s Innovation Advisory Council, created by Mayor Jenny Durkan last August as a way to leverage the region’s technical talent against local issues, has announced seven technology projects it plans to implement. The projects, announced last week, include: An earthquake […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Indianapolis Ranked One of the Worst Cities for Recycling

February 1, 2019

Via: Waste360

Indianapolis has been ranked one of the worst cities for recycling. It recycles only 7 percent of trash, and it’s the biggest municipality without a curbside recycling program servicing every household, according to a report by IndyStar. The city’s recycling […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

To Make Streets Safer, Seattle May Get Rid of Traffic Signals

February 10, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Here’s an intriguing idea to make city streets safer. Seattle is reviewing 10 intersections to see if traffic signals should be replaced with four-way stops. Signalized intersections carry special risks. Drivers often accelerate into the intersection during the yellow phase to “beat the light,” for instance, […]

Public Transport

Everything Has Changed. Urban Activists Have New Battles to Fight

November 14, 2016

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Tuesday night was a great night for transit in Seattle, where the region’s $54 billion light rail measure sailed to a win. Under normal circumstances, transit advocates would have been elated. But Tom Fucoloro at Seattle Bike Blog writes that the election […]

Public Water System

Seattle Builds First-Of-Its-Kind Stormwater System

October 20, 2016

Via: American Infrastructure

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is turning to a natural solution to manage its stormwater challenges, carving out space between sidewalks and curbs to create tiny marshlands within its urban landscaping. “This voluntary retrofit of a storm system in a dense […]