City Beautiful explores the wonky planning topic of urban growth boundaries primarily through the lens of Oregon, but Washington does make it into the video thanks to the state’s Growth Management Act. The video walks through what these are, how they work, and how effective they are.

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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.