Our next president: Joe Biden will become America’s next president ($).

Celebration: Seattleites celebrated the victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Capitol Hill.

The Gov: Jay Inslee has won reelection for a third term to govern Washington.

Rail authority: Virginia’s new passenger rail authority just met for its first time.

Going green: Clean energy won big at the ballot on election day.

PDX votes: In Portland, a transit measure has failed and Ted Wheeler has won reelection as mayor.

Winning/losing measures: Planetizen outlines the status of major transportation, housing, environmental, and land use measures.

Cultural preservation: Seattle is creating a new cultural space agency to secure buildings for arts and cultural groups.

Evicted: Renters are being evicted despite moratoriums in place.

Free: Cincinnati has voted to make the city’s streetcar permanently free.

The Supreme: Meet Washington’s first Native American supreme court justice who has won reelection.

Uber bad: California’s Prop 22 is a big handout to ridehailing companies and unsustainable transportation.

Controversial: A controversial bus rapid transit project is moving forward to serve communities from Los Angeles to Pasadena.

Future curbside: What are the future uses of curbside areas?

Progressive action?: Washington Democrats may finally be able to act on cleaner fuel standards and capital gains tax with more progressive on hand.

Human right: Mexico has declared mobility to be a human right.

Rent: A new study says that older Americans may be better off renting.

Designing for dementia: Greater Greater Washington explains that good urban design can make places dementia-friendly.

Farewell Paris: The United States has official left the Paris Accord ($), at least until Joe Biden assumes office.

Chicago investments: Chicago has a new approach to capital investments public infrastructure.

Abolish the EC: Black Lives Matter is now looking to dismantle the Electoral College, a racist institution that selects the president.

TOD tax break: A Maryland county has passed a transit-oriented development tax break, overriding a veto of the county executive.

Going remote: Crosscut explains how the Washington State Legislature is planning to go remote in 2021 as the pandemic continues.

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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.