Sunday, 16 June, 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.
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https://youtu.be/GxIDJWCbk6I In this video, Vox discusses the concept of the Green New Deal, a platform to change the American economy to a green economy while accounting for social welfare.
It's been well known for awhile that Community Transit plans to expand the Swift network further by 2024 to complement opening of the Lynnwood Link extension and I-405 and SR-522 bus rapid transit (Stride). That said, how the overall network might be shuffled around for local and...
On Monday, the Seattle City Council took a big step in approving a rezone and development plan for the Fort Lawton site. The legislation will pave the way for an affordable housing complex with more than 235 homes to move forward. The city council also extended what...
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https://vimeo.com/339735964 Streetfilms shows how Amsterdam is removing 1,500 street motor parking spaces per year to create green space, bike parking, and active park space. Amsterdammers appear to be supportive of the program.
Seattle's golf courses: Seattle has four public golf courses. What should be done with them ($)? Where HOAs prevail: A new study indicates that homeowners associations prosper in wealthier areas and where government is lacking. Segregated life expectancy: Where you live,...
New regulations to remove financial and regulatory barriers to backyard cottages and stem the tide of McMansions are moving forward in Seattle, possibly completing a five-year process that started in 2014. Last Wednesday, the Seattle City Council's Transportation and Sustainability Committee met to discuss the latest proposal...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwhcrpJTzGQ Under a new law, Lake Erie has been given rights in the same way that people and corporations have them. But what is the implication of that?
Saving the Showbox: Historic Seattle has put in its bid to save the Showbox. Tribes for the climate: Could tribal treaty rights bolster the ability to sue and force the federal government to address climate change? Bloated recommendation: The Seattle Department...