Utrecht’s for bikes: How did the Dutch make Utrecht a paradise for people biking?

The airport effect: Two hotels are planned right nearby of Paine Field Airport ($).

App-based storage: Now there is an Airbnb for storage.

HQ2 B’vue: Amazon will build a 43-story tower in Bellevue ($), the city’s tallest building.

Consequences: Vancouver rejected a rezone for 21 townhouse rental units so now the property will be redeveloped for a massive mansion.

Free Hong Kong: Will Hong Kong enact a decongestion charge?

Regulate Airbnb: European cities are struggling with the effects of Airbnb and fear that their powers to regulate it may be taken away.

Generational shift: Do Millennials love sprawl? Not really.

Student housing approved: Despite objections from Everett Community College, a 124-unit private student housing project will move forward in Everett ($).

Boise’s for backyard cottage: Backyard cottages just go easier to build in Boise.

YIMBY bill passes: Oregon has passed a major missing middle housing bill, which makes it easier to build duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes in cities across the state.

Worsening smog: Fixing the smog problem in California will top $14 billion.

Combating climate change: Despite obstruction by the far right in the Oregon state legislature, the state’s governor intends to move forward with climate action.

Shipping container tower: The world’s tallest building made of shipping containers will be built in London.

At the bottom?: Has Vancouver’s housing market reached the cyclical bottom?

Fly less: Dutch airline KLM is urging people to be conscious of their environmental impact from flying and maybe not doing it all.

Major omission: Seattle students will learn about tribes in Washington, but not the local Duwamish.

Bus stop fixes: CityLab highlights five brilliant bus stop fixes.

Over-hyped: Congress may give the hyperloop pipe dream $5 million for further study in Great Lakes Region.

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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.