A Berlin S-Bahn train serves Berlin Hauptbahnhof. (Credit: Photo by the author)

Parking craters: America just celebrated Black Friday, so how well were the seas of parking used?

Atlanta’s segregationist enclave: A white enclave in Atlanta has urges to secede over zoning laws that could allow more families to live in their community.

Vancouver TOD: Vancouver is going through public engagement on a major infill development next to the Broadway-Commercial SkyTrain station.

Women in the trades: Crosscut highlights how infrastructure legislation could increase participation of women in the construction trades.

Snohomish funding services: Snohomish has adopted a sales tax increase to fund affordable housing and mental health services ($).

The Republican Line: What’s the Republican Line in Capitol Hill?

RAISE: So far, federal RAISE grants for transportation projects have been supporting greener and more equitable investments; advocates hope more is to come.

Water policy: Some interests in California want to streamline the process for constructing dams, desalination plants, and water storage projects.

Conversion penalties: St. Louis could pass legislation that would charge a fee for the privilege of converting multi-unit buildings to single-family buildings.

Car violence: Last week, a small city in Wisconsin — Waukesha — was hit with a car attack, killing and injuring many. Streetsblog says this is yet another example of how America fails to prevent cars from being used as weapons.

Go by train: Germany’s new government will focus on rail investments over roads.

Abolish partisan commission: State legislators are considering meaningless changes to the state’s dysfunctional and partisan state redistricting commission.

No loos for you: Why is it so hard to find public restrooms in America?

No 2022 count: King County won’t do a physical homelessness count in 2022.

747 in design: A Boeing 747 fuselage will form a central part of a new highrise project in the Denny Triangle ($).

Societal inaction kills: St. James Cathedral in Seattle remembered the 221 people experiencing homelessness that died in the past year ($), a sad new record for the city and county that have failed to house people.

Approval voting: What are the merits of approval voting over other preferential voting methods?

ST must fund streetcars: Without Sound Transit’s assistance, Seattle’s streetcar lines are poised to be pushed over a fiscal cliff.

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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.