Friday, 22 March, 2019

Stephen Fesler

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.
Impact fees have been on the radar in Seattle for many years now. The city is the largest jurisdiction in the state to forego collection of transportation impact fees on new development, despite authority to do so. To right this wrong, the Seattle City Council issued a...
The Puget Sound region is booming with new development, more residents and jobs, and demand for increasingly stretched public services, whether they be roads, transit, schools, or parks. Many jurisdictions require new development to pay impact fees to partially supplement capital funding to construct new facilities for...
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https://youtu.be/xi6r3hZe5Tg In this longish video, National Geographic explores Singapore and highlights what policymakers are doing to plan for the city as it grows into the future.
Bike and walk LWB: Car-free Sundays on Lake Washington Boulevard will return this summer. No highway expansions: In Portland, opponents of I-5 expansion came out in droves to a public meeting. Bauhaus 100 years on: Why does the Bauhaus movement still...
King County Metro has begun planning for a RapidRide corridor in Southeast King County, known as the RapidRide I Line. The corridor is identified as Route 1033 in the Metro Connects long-range plan, running from Renton to Auburn via Kent. The corridor would blend together Routes 169...
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https://youtu.be/ebx5Y5qOmTM In this video, Vox looks at how skyscrapers are designed to reduce swaying in the wind. The design solutions may surprise you.
City gaming: There's now a card game that can help with talking about cities and planning for them. Jay is in: Washington Governor Jay Inslee is all in for president, seeking the Democratic nomination. Incentivize biking: A proposal at the federal...
On Monday, the Seattle City Council officially designated a new landmark. Known as the Broad Street Substation, the property and building provide valuable electrical service to the burgeoning districts in Uptown, Belltown, and South Lake Union. The site was progressively developed between 1949 and 1951 in a...