Global tourism is growing rapidly and it is having significant impacts on the viability of communities. Not all tourism is inherently good, but there are ways that communities are trying to steer tourism toward a sustainable path.
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.