Thursday, December 13, 2018

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.
On Monday, the Seattle City Council approved an update to the University of Washington Campus Master Plan. The approval wraps up a two-year planning process that the University of Washington initiated to allow for future expansion of teaching, housing, and supportive facilities at the main campus in...
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https://youtu.be/e3ZYaL0Q9os In this video, Vox explores economic, social, and enviornments issues with efforts to rebuild beaches in America. 
Metro's budget: King County passed a $2.5 billion biennial budget for transit, so what does it fund? Doling out the dough: The Federal Transit Administration is finally releasing funding for transit projects. Paint the town red: Shaun Scott, a Democratic Socialist,...
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https://youtu.be/7eGTU_uXLKk In this video, Dave Amos explores why American cities built highrise projects for public housing. 
In September, the Everett City Council adopted a comprehensive overhaul to zoning and development regulations in Downtown Everett and several adjacent districts. The adopted changes are fairly similar to the proposal that was highlighted on The Urbanist this past summer. The Metro Everett process was the culmination...
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https://vimeo.com/301558956 In this video, Streetfilms highlights how the New York City Department of Transportation recently upgraded dangerous bike lanes in Sunnyside, Queens to safe protected bike lanes.
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https://youtu.be/HO0BZqQ42Ic Dave Amos of City Beautiful explains how American cities have come to grow over the past several eras.
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https://youtu.be/mBQE5rrWDfA KCTS9 has a very short video on the history of redlining in Seattle and the long-lasting impacts of the practise.