Food lot: A pilot program for food trucks in the Sea-Tac Airport cellphone lot has launched.

Highly concentrated: Venture capital remains highly concentrated in just a few key geographic regions.

Less parked: Sightline argues for fewer parking requirements in Seattle.

War on people: Traffic fatalities rose sharply over the past year in America.

New CM: Kirsten Harris-Talley was selected as a new Seattle councilmember to replace former Councilmember Tim Burgess who is now mayor.

It’s got Seoul: Seoul’s own “high line” has opened and it’s quite remarkable.

Nightmare future: Congress is readying itself to let automakers of autonomous vehicles in early beta run amok with almost no regulation.

Crisis mode: Six charts highlight the disturbing national trends of the opioid crisis.

Ageing in place: Urban Americans say that they want to age in their neighborhoods.

Renton transit: Seattle Transit Blog reports that Renton is rethinking how transit should work in its city center.

A little light: Well designed street lighting can do a lot to invigorate a community.

Bellevue’s new tunnel: Sound Transit gave a preview of its Downtown Bellevue light rail tunnel this week.

End of an era: The elevator in Smith Tower is going from manual to automatic.

Stuck in CO2: Gas-efficient vehicles probably aren’t going to save the world.

Map of the Week: See the geography of mass shootings in America since 1982.

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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.