German ingenuity: The Germans are building affordable housing on top of parking lots in Munich.
Olympic scale: A new £1.3 billion masterplan is out for the London Olympic grounds.
Trail upgrades: Washington State will plow money into upgrading the John Wayne Trail in Eastern Washington.
Bikeway access: With E Denny Way reopened near the Capitol Hill light rail station, access on the Broadway Bikeway is improved.
Watch out: Recent data shows that pedestrian fatalities are on the rise again.
The drawing board: The Washington State Convention Center is revising plans after concerns about increased costs and logistics.
Sea level rise: Miami investors are taking global climate change seriously and are buying up land on higher ground.
Skyscraper city: It’s not just Seattle with a highrise boom. London now has 119 highrise towers in the pipeline.
Gridlock: The Washington State Legislature and governor fail to agree on a budget; Governor Jay Inslee has called for an extended legislative session.
Eclipse: The solar eclipse this week looked amazing from satellite, and Alaska Airlines flew a special course just to capture it live for a few lucky fliers.
Done deal: France and Italy sign a highspeed rail agreement to link the two countries with TGV-style rail through the Alps, but a surprising coalition oppose it.
Illegal for now: All of the great places in Cleveland are illegal under current land use regulations, but local planners want to fix that.
Equality: Mayor Ed Murray signed a transgender rights executive order this week.
Get out the vote: Minneapolis has adopted a new ordinance to improve voter registration for renters; proponents hope that it will increase turnout.
Better buses: New York City will follow the European standard of wifi and USB ports on local buses and step up their shoddy branding (hey Metro…).
Not so keen: Why do Americans dislike roundabouts so much? Data and visualizations shows where and how prevalent they are across the country.
Map of the Week: The geography of numbered streets.
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