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Post-Quake Environmental Considerations Revitalize Utilities

Post-Quake Environmental Considerations Revitalize Utilities

The damage to vital utility lines done by the quake seemed irrecoverable ten years ago. From fallen power lines to structural damage, utility destruction throughout King County prevented quick and…

Earthquake Catalyzes Sustainable Development

Earthquake Catalyzes Sustainable Development

The Seattle Fault earthquake that occurred ten years ago allowed King County to experience a fresh start for development. Residents and stakeholders chose to rebuild in a way that was…

Earthquake Recovery Advances Local Agriculture

Earthquake Recovery Advances Local Agriculture

Ten years to the date, the Seattle Fault earthquake is still shaking things up across King County, Washington.Of the many successful reconstruction projects that have been conducted throughout the County,…

King County Setting Example With Earthquake Debris Recycling

King County Setting Example With Earthquake Debris Recycling

The 7.2 Magnitude earthquake that rattled Seattle and Western Washington ten years ago, caused widespread damage to the built environment. Thousands of commercial and residential buildings, bridges, port infrastructure and…

King County Turns Green: Cars out, Transit in

King County Turns Green: Cars out, Transit in

Only after an earthquake ten years ago did King County successfully address its car-dependency through the creation of a revolutionary regional transit system. Before the M7.2 quake, cars clogged commuter…

Damaged lands repurposed for recreation and conservation

Damaged lands repurposed for recreation and conservation

An earthquake ten years ago shook policymakers into rethinking land use in King County. Today, thousands of acres formerly zoned for residential and industrial purposes have been converted to green…