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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