Seattle’s golf courses: Seattle has four public golf courses. What should be done with them ($)?

Where HOAs prevail: A new study indicates that homeowners associations prosper in wealthier areas and where government is lacking.

Segregated life expectancy: Where you live, block by block, matters in life expectancy according to data.

Banning life safety: Texas has made a grave mistake in banning live-saving red light cameras.

Banking on banking deserts: In some areas of America, there are “banking deserts” and the post office could be a solution to that.

Escalate escalator priorities: David Cole says that Sound Transit should be taking station escalators much more seriously.

Liar-in-Chief: Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan lied that expanding highways would be good for the climate and the author of a study cited by him, and others, strongly pushed back against the assertion.

Decarbonizing zoning: Sightline explains how allowing, duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes on blocks could lead to a 20% reduction in carbon emission per dwelling unit.

Probably not falling: Seattle probably has not really seen a 20% drop in unsheltered homeless.

CA progressives want inclusivity: A study of Californians suggests six in ten residents want to end single-family-only zoning near jobs and transit, and the numbers are higher amongst those left of center on the political spectrum.

Speeding up delivery: From a financial standpoint, could Sound Transit open light rail as far north as Mariner Park-and-Ride sooner than planned?

Housing first: Finland’s homelessness rate continues to drop while Europe’s rises. The difference seems to be that the country is putting housing first for all in need.

Showbox sagas: The Showbox owner has terminated the lease on the venue.

Latino Urbanism: Streetsblog takes a look at what communities can learn from “Latino Urbanism”.

Kids need a healthy climate: According to a new report, if climate goals are not met in timely manner, 2,700 deaths are predicted to be precipitated per year by extreme heat alone in American cities.

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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.