Outdoor dining spot outside of The Octopus Bar in Seattle. (Credit: Stephen Fesler)

Rendering better streets: A Twitter user is using the professional version of DALL-E to render better streets in cities.

New WMATA leader: Washington, D.C.’s transit agency has a new leader taking up the mantle to get it back in order ($).

Loos for people: Public access to restrooms is an important way to support walking and transit infrastructure.

Charging ahead: Decongestion pricing is still moving forward for New York City but got another delay.

Japanese expertise: British Columbia is cooperating with a Japanese company that could help deliver transportation investments.

America can’t build: Why can’t America build transportation very well?

Housing shortage worsening: America’s housing shortage is likely to get much worse before it gets better.

Vancity wants higher: Vancouver councilmembers want staff to evaluate a proposal for taller highrise buildings.

Pernicious order: A North Texas HOA has banned use of Section 8 vouchers, which disproportionately affects Black families.

St. Francis Wood: A well-to-do single-family neighborhood in San Francisco has won historic listing, but it has spurred a backlash.

Rent increases coming: Big rent increases are on the horizon for some affordable housing residents in the Seattle area.

A/C: A new Oregon law makes it easier for renters to install air conditioning units.

15-minute LA: Could Los Angeles become a 15-minute city?

Penn Station: New York City’s Penn Station redevelopment is moving forward and it’s going to be a huge investment ($).

Minneapolis 2040: Despite a damaging lawsuit, Minneapolis is being allowed to temporarily continue implementing its Minneapolis 2040 planning reforms.

Value in clean air: Clean air programs increase property values.

Public realm plans: What will downtown San Francisco’s comeback look like ($)?

Bike lane enforcement: New York City could use camera enforcement to keep bike lanes safe and clear from cars.

Landlords suing again: Washington landlords are suing again over pandemic-era protections ($).

Overcoming hurdles: How can the political hurdles that block bike lanes be overcome?

Climate action, planned: Portland has a 43-step climate action plan.

A safer SR 99: The state is allowing for lower speeds on SR 99 in South Everett ($).

Article Author

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.