Pandemic planning: CityLab explains how global pandemics are also an urban planning issue.
Adaptive reuse: The historic Georgetown Steam Plant will become a hub for arts and innovation.
America votes: Planetizen has a rundown of some of the top planning and land use votes across American from Super Tuesday.
Future connections: A complete regional trail network in South King County is surprisingly close.
No sick time: With the novel coronavirus spreading, many people still don’t enough or any sick time because of how they are employed.
Valley trail: The Yakima Nation Tribal Council in Eastern Washington has proposed 150 miles of trails from White Swan to Union Gap.
YIMBY USA: A national YIMBY bill is making progress in the United States House of Representatives.
BRT for PHX: Phoenix is looking at six possible corridors for bus rapid transit.
Civil emergency: Seattle has enacted a Proclamation of Civil Emergency over the novel coronavirus spreading in the city and region.
Net ecological gain: A net ecological gain could become a requirement in Washington’s building codes.
Failed system: Anna Zivarts, a mobility advocate with Rooted In Rights, argues that Washington’s next transportation should be less car-dependent and more focused on walking, rolling, biking, and transit.
Climate pact: On the East Coast, the public appears to be more onboard with a regional climate pact that state governors.
Lethal politics: Kent tried to block a temporary quarantine facility for potential novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients but lost in court. Similar local politics could hamper the response to contain the novel coronavirus.
ADU bonanza: Illinois flirts with statewide allowance for accessory dwelling units.
LRT TOD: Expansion of light rail in New Jersey is expected to spur new development on the new line.
Scofflaw: According to a study, scofflaw scooters are still far less than scofflaw cars.
Viral census: The United States 2020 census is only a few weeks away and important to planning efforts across government, but the spread of the novel coronavirus could hamper those efforts.
Livable: Vienna is routinely called one of the most livable cities in the world, but is it really?