Staff Biography

Stephen Fesler

Senior Reporter

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 long stints in great cities like Bellingham, Cork, and Seattle, Stephen currently lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist. He previously served as Publication Director and a boardmember of The Urbanist from February 2014 through August 2017.

Recent Articles

2022 Fourth of July Transit Service

The Fourth of July holiday is coming up and Puget Sound transit agencies are planning a mix of service plans on the weekday holiday. Here's a roundup of service around the Sound: AgencyService PlanSound TransitMixed...

Midweek Video: Are Shipping Containers Overrated As A Building Method?

Shipping container homes have become all the rage in recent years. But they're not necessarily as practical as they might seem when it comes to bringing them up to code for habitation. They also...

Transpo Notes: Free Transit Passes for UW Employees, New Sound Transit CEO, Low Park-And-Ride...

This week’s Transpo Notes roundup touches on a mix of bus, train, and driving stories, including: The hiring of Sound Transit's next CEO;Naming of the forthcoming Link stations;Free transit passes for University of Washington employees;Noisy...

What We’re Reading: Broadway Plan, Advisory Lanes, and 25,000

Broadway Plan: Vancouver's Broadway Plan has been approved. Diversion: States are diverting road safety money away from safety programs. Chi tree canopy: Boosters in Chicago want the city to increase tree planting and tree canopy. Federal housing...

Sunday Video: How To Bring Back Front Yard Businesses

About Here takes a dive into corner retail and front yard and accessory commercial units in single-family areas. Architects have a lot of ideas about how to design these small scale uses and spaces...