Gut check: Should landlords get to use a “gut check” when picking tenants?

Blind spot: Streetsblog discusses the “environmentalist blind spot” on transportation.

Booming ridership: Ridership on Sound Transit continues to surge to new highs ($).

Under wraps: Pittsburgh is trying to keep their Amazon HQ2 proposal under wraps from the public.

Great swindler: The Trump “infrastructure plan” would not generate mere fractions of the purported $1.5 trillion total in investments.

Funding infrastructure: What would it actually take to fund infrastructure?

Innovative retail approaches: SPUR examines some innovative approaches for retail storefronts in a market experiencing great upheaval.

Carbon tax WA: Will Governor Jay Inslee’s carbon tax proposal pass this session?

Microtransit: Jarrett Walker discusses the wisdom of microtransit.

Green gentrification: Los Angeles looks toward revitalization of its historic river and Taylor Yard, but can planners help avoid displacement consequences of “green gentrification”?

Low-cost pop-up shops: Muskegon, Michigan shows how low-cost pop-up shops can be done well.

Pedestrian London: Zaha Hadid Architects have a proposal to pedestrianize London streets.

Black design: See eight developments in Seattle designed by Black architects.

Not so fast: A French court says that Paris’ full ban on cars along the Seine is not allowed.

SRO is art: CityLab takes a look back at a time when single room occupancy housing was common through art.

BC tackles housing: The British Columbian government has taken decisive action to address housing affordability in the province.

Map of the Week: Food aide doesn’t cover the cost of food in most places across the United States.

Article Author

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.