Reducing poverty: Forty-four European cities are pledging €14 billion in funding to alleviate poverty and social exclusion.

Rent crisis: Overdue rent is piling up and could balloon to $34 billion nationally by the new year. Katie Wilson says that Washington renters need assistance before eviction moratoriums lift.

Wrong way: Road fatalities have hit a 15-year high.

Lincoln Land GND: What could an Illinois Green New Deal look like?

New SoS needed: Washington’s secretary of state has a faulty voter registration system that is delaying some voters from completing the registration system.

Austin expansion plans: What does Austin’s trimmed down transit expansion proposal look like?

Vote for Democrats: Without federal assistance, three million American households could lose access to transit.

Slow progress: California’s governor has signed a bunch of housing and sustainable transportation bills into law.

More than EVs: We’re going to need to do a lot more than electrifying cars to fix climate-related transportation impacts.

Still counting: The Census Bureau will keep counting through the end of October.

Drawing bridges: Meet the artists making comics in Seattle’s historic drawbridges.

Here to stay?: Outdoor dining allowances in Philadelphia could remain in place uninterrupted through 2021.

Regressive business interests: Big business has come out swinging against Portland’s progressive transportation funding package.

Just recovery: Transportation Choices Coalition leader, Alex Hudson, lays out her ideas for a just transportation recovery.

Help needed: In a joint article, Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz says that Washington cannot contain wildfires without help from the state and federal governments.

Tax them: Boeing continues its treacherous business and poor management practices with pull-out of 787 plane manufacturing in Washington to South Carolina ($).

New high: Bike commuting hit a new all-time high in Seattle in 2019.

Wrong direction: Strong Towns explains how Wisconsin’s $1 billion I-94 expansion in Milwaukee is going in the wrong direction.

Devastating impacts: Climate change’s deleterious impacts could come to Oahu, leading to a 40% loss of beaches by 2050.

High WFH rate: Almost half of all adults working in the Seattle area are working from home ($).

Fighting back: The Yakima Nation is valiantly trying to block a new gravel mining pit near a historic village and sacred burial grounds.

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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.