Sunday, 29 March, 2020

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/h9d86ocFlxE A social epidemiologist explains to Vox the parameters of effective social distancing are in the era of COVID-19 while also being mindful of how to still safely engage with people in our lives.
Stay home: A wide range of businesses have been ordered to close to reduce the coronavirus epidemic in Washington. Preempting eviction: Seattle has issued an expanded moratorium on evictions and additional employee leave rights, including an eviction moratorium commercial and nonprofit tenants. King County's...
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https://youtu.be/tcsdglJFT0M Vox shares a story of colonization, racism, and gentrification that created and then erased a Filipino neighborhood in San Francisco. This story was repeated throughout American cities where migrant Filipinos—and other communities of color—settled for work, were restricted in where they...
Hotel on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Cherry Street in Seattle.
The Emergency: A national emergency has been declared over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Washington State Legislature has passed $200 million in emergency funding to deal with it. Cancelled: With the novel coronavirus spreading, it is causing a wave of closures and cancellations,...
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https://youtu.be/bVzvZxW5n2Q Last year, Delhi had very deadly air quality. The phenomenon is a mix of agricultural and urban practices that contribute to air pollution and a cyclical environmental process that produces a feedback loop of toxicity. Will this worsen in the future...
A proper cycletrack in Victoria, British Columbia.
Pandemic planning: CityLab explains how global pandemics are also an urban planning issue. Adaptive reuse: The historic Georgetown Steam Plant will become a hub for arts and innovation. America votes: Planetizen has a rundown of some of the top planning and...
A protected bike and all-way pedestrian intersection in Victoria.
Vandalized: The Beacon Hill light rail station was vandalized two weeks ago. Delayed: Decongestion pricing in New York City could be delayed due to the federal approval needed to do it. DC rail: Lawmakers want to explore extension of Washington, D.C.'s Metro...
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https://vimeo.com/157120644 Despite next to no bicycle facilities in Tokyo, the city boasts a bike mode share of about 14%. Streetfilms explains why.