Rails-to-trails: Philadelphia has opened the first phase of the city’s elevated rail park, which could eventually rival the High Line.

Sued for gentrification: Washington, D.C. is being sued for gentrification.

BC affordable housing: British Columbia will spend $500 million (Canadian dollars) on affordable housing for indigenous communities over the next decade.

Cynical billionaires: The billionaire Koch brothers are spending loads of cash to defeat transit project across the country ($).

Reducing per capita emissions: Colorado will adopt stricter car pollution regulations on par with California.

Streetcar rennaisance continues: St. Paul will build a streetcar extension to the Mall of America.

It’s the ridership: Streetsblog explains why building affordable housing around transit is so important.

Keeping families together: Washington will join other states in suing the Trump regime over its new and inhumane practice of separating families seeking asylum at the border.

Measuring people: Portland will install 200 sensors to measure pedestrian and bicycle counts.

New Northgate housing plan: King County is rebooting its transit-oriented development plan at Northgate for new affordable housing options.

New life: Ford will bring the long-disused and grand Michigan Central Station in Detroit back to life with a major transformation.

Redevelopment saga: Capitol Hill Station is finally getting developed for housing, retail, and civic uses, however, some think it does not come with enough affordable housing.

Struggle for housing: In suburban Minneapolis, communities are struggling over whether or not to increase housing density and how to deal with rising housing costs.

Proportional representation: Sightline has produced a four-part series on how proportional respresentation could work in Washington.

Not a solution: Criminalizing homelessness does not solve the problem and only makes the situation more acute for people experiencing homelessness and is expensive.

Targeted capacity increase: London will spend $2 billion to purchase additional trainsets to increase capacity on several key London Underground lines and ease overall system congestion.

Online sales tax: A supreme court case says that states can impose online sales taxes for retail purchases, but what does it mean for Washington financially ($)?

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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.