Regional growth: Seattle Transit Blog gives a comprehensive rundown of growth around the Central Puget Sound. It appears that people are choosing Seattle and the Eastside in droves.

Greens for social justice: A group of green thought-leaders back urban growth with social justice in mind.

PDX goes chic: Snøhetta has been picked to design the city’s new public market in Downtown.

All about Cleveland: Taking cues from Europe, Cleveland is planning to kick cars out and make a cohesive public square a usable space for people. Meanwhile, Millenials are driving new vitality back to Cleveland.

Ban turns: San Francisco wants to create safer streets by banning turns at certain locations.

Be Parisian:“A city where you’re surrounded by hubbub, abandoned to cars—that isn’t a [real] city.” Paris is taking seven grand public spaces and making them even more pedestrian-friendly.

Affordable Capitol Hill: 86 affordable housing units will be developed, owned, and operated by Capitol Hill Housing as part of redevelopment at the Capitol Hill Station site.

Maps of the Week: The progress of marriage equality in one map GIF, where Europe spends the most on rent, how maps can lie, where the couch potatoes live in the US, and the big population shifts taking place across Europe.

Move it, move itSeattle Bike Blog shares the latest details on the Move Seattle levy.

Going purple: It looks like DC will get its circle line (the Purple Line) after all, although Baltimore’s Red Line gets the ax.

Driverless future: Singapore is already planning for a driverless car future.

History lesson: How the Fremont/Wallingford grid of today came to be at the expense of walkability.

Fair housing: The Supreme Court holds that implicit discrimination in housing is just as illegal as explicit discrimination.

Streets for all: Filipinos march to their Supreme Court and demand that half of all streets be given over to pedestrians, bicycles, and transit.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.