Urban growth dichotomy: Dan Ryan asks an important growth management question: should smaller cities be allowed to grow faster?

Fast ferry feedback: Kitsap Transit wants feedback on a proposed fast ferry reservation system.

Wine growlers: Wine refills might get to the OK in Washington state.

Capitol Hill TOD: A new six-story apartment building is planned across the street from Capitol Hill Station.

Chief transpo planner: Streetsblog covered the Elaine Chao nomination hearing for the United States Department of Transportation this week.

Bye-bye Pronto: Our own Ryan Packer speaks to KOMO on the demise of Seattle’s bikeshare program.

Urban policy collision course: Ben Carson neither understands the agency he’ll likely lead nor has much interest in it.

Boomtown: Our friend Ethan Phelps-Goodman made an appearance on KING5’s New Day to talk about Seattle development.

$78 billion: Yonah Freemark published his annual roundup of transit projects opening and breaking ground across the United States in 2017.

Competing with Hansen: Seattle is asking for renovation bids to KeyArena that could bring NHL and NBA teams.

Bike support: Seattle Bike Blog says that Seattle should not stop the Broadway streetcar extension and bikeway project.

LIHTC: Greater Greater Washington explains how the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit works.

Transform Fifth Avenue: Janette Sadik-Khan says the Fifth Avenue in Manhattan–home to America’s most disliked, corrupt, and unqualified future President–should be converted to a transit- and pedestrian-only corridor to deal with the constant disruption that Donald Trump’s existence will present.

No minimums: Buffalo says “goodbye” to parking minimums.

Landmark rejuvenation: The old St. Edwards Seminary in Kirkland could be transformed into a hotel while keeping the state park accessible to the public.

People count: A new federal rule will require transportation agencies to count the movement of people, not just cars.

Winning the fight: How communities in the Pacific Northwest are stopping environmentally devastating fossil fuel projects before they even start.

Map of the Week: Invisible borders can often have a bigger impact than real ones.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.