Failure to asset: How Toronto turned an airport rail failure into a commuter asset.

Lost affordabel housing: The Republican tax bill will lead to poor outcomes in affordable housing development ($) over the next decade.

Nuisance?: What people mean when they call dockless bikeshare a “nuisance.”

Top 20: 20 finalists made the cut for Amazon’s second headquarters, but Seattle did not make the list coming as no shock to anyone except city hall.

Metro state of mind: With explosive growth in China, cities in the country have doubled down on metro systems.

KeyArena design updates: More details on the KeyArena redevelopment emerge ($).

Expanded regional trail: A major segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail opened this week.

Midtown Center: Plans for redevelopment at 23rd Ave and E Union St for Midtown Center have been unveiled.

Homeless housing funding: City hall has hatched a plan to sell a South Lake Union property to net $11 million for homeless housing.

Amazon boom continues: Amazon will lease two more buildings in South Lake Union. Amazon Go opens open Monday ($).

Falling rates: The decline of the car in Paris is remarkable.

Enviro bills: Six environmental bills to watch for in Olympia.

PAE flights: Alaska Airlines has finally released its routes from Paine Field ($) beginning this fall.

Free spikes ridership: Ridership on Salt Lake City’s transit system jumped 23% in one day with free transit

Hostile street environment: How dangerous walking conditions disadvantage women.

Concrete tube microhousing: Concrete tubes as microhousing units? It could be possible in Hong Kong.

The great comeback: The great crime decline and the comeback of cities.

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Stephen is an urban planner 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. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.