Cities for kids: How to design cities for children.

Unfair housing policy: Work requirements and higher monthly payments may come to social housing recipients.

Downside of light: Light pollution can lead to the spread of some diseases, recent study shows.

Preventable: The escape of 250,000 salmon in Puget Sound was entirely preventable according to state agencies.

Coup is brewing: King County appears to want more control over the county arts organization 4Culture, but that may not be wise.

DOA: If there was any hope for a bipartisan infrastructure plan, the Trump plan isn’t it.

Dark money: The Koch Brothers appear poised to mount a fight against a light rail ballot measure in Nashville.

Gift of public funds: With 20 cities remaining on Amazon’s HQ2 short list, economists and academics are wisely petitioning cities not to drain themselves through expensive giveaways and incentives ($) to secure the company.

Private passenger rail: Greater Greater Washington wonders if private, higher-speed rail companies are the way of the future.

Dried up: The impending water shortage and extreme rationing of water in Cape Town is fast approaching.

Unprepared: Earthquake preparation may not be getting the attention it deserves from Washington lawmakers.

PPP over-promised: Kentucky wants to build high-speed broadband internet for all, but its public-private partnership is costing taxpayers a lot more than what was hoped.

Overly-delayed design: Five years of design work and the Northgate pedestrian bridge still isn’t done with the design process ($).

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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.