Visioning Zero: The more people use public transit, the less dangerous streets are for all.

City basis bike network: Cascade Bicycle Club has a launched a campaign to build a minimum basic bike network across Seattle.

Fourplex living: Many Minneapolis residents might not like fourplexes, but the people who live in them love them.

So sorry: And the sorriest bus stop in North America is…in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dub needs housing: Dublin’s housing crisis and inaction continues to boil over making it one of the worst in Europe.

Miami boom: A $3 billion mega development project could come to Miami’s waterfront.

Bike Tacoma: Limebikes will soon come to Tacoma.

Showbox saga: Councilmember Kshama Sawant wants a concert at city hall to save the Showbox as emergency legislation to temporarily preserve the building will now go to public hearing.

Vitality of cycling: Richard Florida interviewed Chris and Melissa Bruntlett about their new book on the vitality of cycling culture.

Housing + trees: Portland shows how more housing infill and tree infill can go hand-in-hand.

Ignoring the problem: Ben Carson, Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), won’t confront housing discrimination through agency policy.

100% renewable: The utility industry isn’t keeping up with public opinion for 100% renewable energy.

TGV cross-country: France will invest in new TGV high-speed railway lines across the country, bucking the traditional Paris-spiderweb approach.

House and help: A former HUD administrator says that people experiencing homelessness should not be harassed but instead housed and helped ($).

The “evil” developer: New research explains why many people dislike developers.

T-Dome TOD: More transit-oriented apartments are coming to the Tacoma Dome District near Freighthouse Square.

Saving Better Naito: In Portland, many bike advocates are pushing the city to keep the Better Naito improvements, a family-friendly waterfront bike and walk boulevard.

What’s middle class?: Middle class families in Seattle now make a median of $121,000 per year($).

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.