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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U04qKoFoLIs If you're in need of a little pick-me-up today, you're just in luck! Visit Seattle has a new, quirky little video that will leave you smiling and falling in love with this city all over again (as if that doesn't happen every day anyway!) But this video is more...
As The Urbanist reported last week, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) will be holding an open house and presentation on the city's update to the Comprehensive Plan. Here's DPD's event summary: On March 24, the City of Seattle is holding an open house to discuss ways to plan for the...
http://vimeo.com/87648696 This is one way to liven up a subway platform.
For those of you wishing East Link were open today, Sound Transit has given us something to chew on in the meantime. Sound Transit has put out a video visualization of the East Link corridor. The video focuses on the alignment from the interchange of I-90/Bellevue Way and Overlake...
Editor's Note: In case you missed our previous coverage of Seattle 2035, check out DPD's Background Report, which covers the city's planning data from 1995-2012.   The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has been working hard over the past few months to plan for Seattle's future growth. To do that, DPD must update the...
Last summer, the national pharmacy chain CVS decided to enter the Seattle market, building new stores in Lower Queen Anne, Wallingford, and West Seattle. This turned out to be surprisingly controversial; many residents felt that CVS's cookie-cutter suburban designs had no place in their dense and growing urban neighbourhoods....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX8zZdLw7cs Bicycle Culture by Design from TEDx Talks on YouTube. Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagenize Design Co. gives us a brief history of our streets and suggests how we can design more functional streets for livable cities.
Waterfront Seattle
Specific. Delightful. Peculiar. That is the future of the waterfront, according to lead project designer James Corner. Updated waterfront redevelopment plans were unveiled last Wednesday to a packed house at Fischer Pavilion. The format for the evening was a mix of open house, presentation, and Q&A. During the presentation, the...