People enjoying a pedestrianized space in Den Haag in the Netherlands. (Credit: Stephen Fesler)

Build housing: Previous contributor to The Urbanist Ron Davis says that the only way to solve homelessness is to build more homes.

TOD WMATA: Washington, D.C. wants to develop TOD around stations to spur ridership.

Burien keeps on: Despite a lawsuit, Burien remains committed to building a permanent supportive housing project.

Ditch the car: Brussels is willing to pay people to ditch their cars.

Parking mandates: Why are parking mandates counterproductive?

It’s a highway expansion: New renderings of the I-5 highway expansion plans around the Columbia reveal new details.

Reconstitute the legislature: The Washington State Legislature is appallingly dysfunctional and broken and worse.

Manhattan’s future?: With remote work widespread, what might that mean for Manhattan ($)?

Missing middle housing: Millennials and Gen Z strongly support missing middle housing.

Protecting renters: Kenmore has taken action to protect renters ($).

Colorado goes Idaho: Colorado has passed an “Idaho stop” law.

Reduced fares: To encourage ridership, help the environment, and reduce impacts on the wall, Cork City transit fares will be reduced.

Incentivizing e-bikes: Local e-bike incentives are good, but the feds could do a lot more to encourage e-bikes.

SkyTrain plans: In Vancouver, there’s more clarity on the SkyTrain expansion alignment.

Camera enforcement: Washington, D.C.’s mayor wants to vastly expand the use of camera enforcement ($).

New police precinct?: Seattle could get a storefront police precinct in Downtown Seattle.

Redlining legacy: Redlining in Seattle has left behind a legacy of disparate pollution.

Big loophole remains: The “Light Truck Loophole” still hasn’t been closed by the USDOT.

Housing boom: Capitol Hill Seattle Blog profiles a spate of new housing projects planned for 11th Avenue E.

Urban math: Math backs dense urban cities.

NYC transportation: New York City’s council wants to go big on transit and biking.

Flights to buses: American Airlines wants to try out buses instead of flights in some markets.

H Mart!: H Mart finally opens in Capitol Hill.

Mondays: New York City subway riders don’t seem to like Mondays.

Not enough: A new state audit says that California isn’t building affordable housing quickly enough.

Watering down transit: Atlanta could downgrade rail expansion to just bus expansion.

Lime bikes: What’s new with Lime bikes in Seattle?

Better initiatives law: Fiscal impact disclosures for Washington initiatives are popular and could stop Eymanesque efforts.

Acela delayed again: New Acela trains will be delayed another 18 months ($).

Taking the lead: Formerly homeless workers will lead King County’s homelessness agency’s response work.

A new era: Pierce County wants to end homelessness.

Water art: Ballard is getting an artsy sewage pump tower ($).

Predictable outcomes: Northern Virginia plans for highway expansion would spur a lot more driving.

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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.