University District tower: A 24-story tower planned for the University District heads to final design review in April.

Get it right: Northgate will be redeveloped as a transit-oriented district, but David Cole argues against screwing it up.

Transit riders united: In Cleveland, bus riders successfully fight back a fare hike.

Patience and persistence: Suburban redevelopment requires patience, engagement, and a positive attitude.

Pac-Man Park: Rethinking the Capitol Hill Pac-Man pavement park.

Waiving away liability: Why the next person hit by an autonomous vehicle might not be able to sue.

Overestimating: People overestimate how long it takes to walk or bike somewhere.

Real planning: What counts as ‘real’ city planning?

Powerful trend: Electric bike purchases pulling people from private cars, finds NITC study.

Foodie havens: Which American cities are the most food truck-friendly?

Transit is a right: Paris mayor floats free transit for all.

Mental health issue: When gentrification is a mental health issue.

Return of the whales: More gray whale sightings along the Northwest coast.

Tenant relocation assistance: Seattle landlord must pay ex-tenants and roll back rent hikes ($) at apartments near Pike Place Market

Shut it down: No New Youth Jail protesters shut down 12th Ave work site this week.

Map of the Week: Mapping the threat of a census disaster in 2020.

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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.