View from Pinnacle Peak out to Buckley. (Credit: Stephen Fesler)

Quiet zone: Paris’s “quiet zone” is set to move forward, calming central neighborhoods of car traffic.

Disastrous environmental review: In California, a new bill would exempt housing constructed by state colleges from environmental review ($) in response to a crisis environmental review law has created.

Subway shelter: In Ukraine, subways are being used as bomb shelters amid Putin’s attack on the country.

Rent stabilization dies: Tampa officials have dropped rent stabilization legislation over legal concerns.

Zoning Boise: Boise officials continue to look toward broad zoning reform to address the city’s affordable housing crisis.

New RPZ: A new restricted parking zone is proposed for East Capitol Hill.

Induced demand: Induced demand is difficult to explain, but important to understand in terms of transportation.

IZ: Denver is debating inclusionary zoning policy for affordable housing that echos Atlanta’s.

Charlotte transit: Charlotte’s transit agency wants more sales tax authority to improve transit in the region.

LVT: Jerusalem Demsas explains how a land value tax could address America’s housing crisis.

$600: In Washington, D.C., a new law will prevent evictions of tenants who owe a rent debt of less than $600.

SF bikeshare: San Francisco’s public bikeshare program could change in the years ahead as city officials debate its future.

Appeals process: Washington’s capital gains tax has hit a speed bump in a superior court located in a conservative county.

Equitable development: Philadelphia’s equitable development program aims to reduce gentrification in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood.

Renter protections: Seattle’s eviction moratorium is over, but what protections remain for renters?

Major league cricket: Redmond could become home to major league cricket as a facility plan proceeds forward.

Complete streets: The federal transportation department wants to push complete streets nationally but also sparked debate in the process.

14th and Union: A land deal in Capitol Hill could deliver a lot of housing on Union Street.

Housing tax incentives: To drive more affordable housing, states are looking at tax break programs for low-income housing providers.

Drunk driving: What can the safe systems approach do about drunk driving?

Redrawing districts: Seattle council districts could be significantly reshaped under proposed maps.

Resilient communities: As gas prices rise, it shows how communities built around walking, biking, and transit are more resilient.

Housing Vancouver: How is the Vancouver region leading on housing?

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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.