LAX-LAS: A private passenger rail service is poised to launch next year between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

15-minute cities: Top mayors are pledging to build 15-minute cities.

Pushed out: As gentrification happened in Seattle, a quarter of residents were pushed out ($).

Caltrain sagas: The Caltrain saga continues with disagreement ($) between San Francisco Bay Area municipalities.

Evictions: What happens if 23 million renters are evicted?

Better at 30: The landmark ADA law is 30 years old ($).

Equity analysis: San Francisco is holding up a significant rezone for an equity analysis ($).

Environmental injustice: Pollution is dropping in America, but not so much in poorer communities.

ACUs: Could “accessory commercial uses” in residential areas be a growing effort in communities ahead?

85th percentile: What does the 85th percentile for speed mean in engineering?

Where to rezone?: What is the equity case for increasing development capacity in wealthy neighborhooods?

Delivery failure: The United States Postal Service has threatened to stop mail delivery in a Seattle neighborhood over street changes.

Deemed approvable: A New York appeals court sides with New York City allowing a 2018 rezone plan for Inwood to move forward.

Divided governance: National evictions are ahead, but Democrats have a plan to stop them. Meanwhile, a stimulus bill by Republicans would leave transit out in the rain.

NZ zoning reform: New Zealand just banned parking requirements and required metropolitan center zones to accept building heights of at least six stories.

Blocking racism: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has moved to propose a bill that would block America’s racist president from rolling back the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.

Changing attitudes: The public is quickly turning against fracked gas and natural gas.

Safeway maximizing: Safeway is pushing for another dense mixed-used redevelopment.

Foreclosure bonanza: National foreclosures could begin this month as a federal moratorium expires.

Office crisis: Office leasing is being hit hard by the pandemic.

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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.