What We’re Reading: 2018 Streetsies, A Different Big Box, and Wright Architecture


Penalize scofflaws: Seattle wants to unclog bus lanes with camera enforcement ($), but that will take a change in state law.

2018 Streetsies: Streetsblog has released their slate of American heroes for the 2018 Streetsies, which includes Washington’s own Roger Millar.

A killer whale: In a gutless move, Trump has signed legislation that will make it easier to kill sea lions in the Columbia River ($).

Green policy: Washington, D.C. wants to fight climate change and passed a strong bill to do it, but what exactly will it do?

Mass incarceration: In a twist, the Washington State Supreme Court has sided with King County to allow continued taxing authority for a new youth jail.

A different big box: A developer in Lynnwood wants to build a new Home Depot store with rooftop parking and 500 apartments ($).

Zoned for options: In Grand Rapids, Michigan, single-family zoning has not existed for a decade.

Big brother: Amazon’s facial-recognition doorbell patent may be setting off the alarm bells over privacy.

Wright architecture: Eight structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright have been nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Map of the Week: CityLab has some interesting “persuasive maps” of bygone eras.

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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.