Sunday, 19 May, 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.
http://vimeo.com/61751408 Many elements have to be considered when we talk about the total development capacity for a place. Gensler LA offers a good starting point for some of these. This Sunday's video gives us a great visualization of what it would take to support 4.3 million residents in Downtown LA....
Accelerating growth: Seattle grew twice the rate of suburban King County in population from 2012 to 2013, and that rate has massively accelerated from the previous yearly period when it only grew 25% faster. Breath easier: Sightline breaks down 17 things you should know about California's cap-and-trade system. Maybe this can be a...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk3oc1Hr62g Google has put out a fascinating video of its self-driving car. It's amazing how well behaved the vehicle is around pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles. If we can perfect self-driving cars, like we have trains, there's no reason we couldn't do buses, too!
  Now calling at Union Station: It looks like Denver has a Union Station, too, and it's pretty darn cool. The new multi-modal facility marries the old station with new platforms, concourse, and local bus service. Sounds like something we could use... Breaking ground: 23rd and Union will finally get the...
 After a whirlwind week, the bus saga continues. Today, Mayor Ed Murray presented his blueprint for a Seattle-only measure to restore King County Metro Transit service in the city. The plan is very similar to the original countywide Proposition 1, which proposes to use a $60 flat car...
We're giving GGLO's swanky space at the Harbor Steps a spin this week. So if you want to join us for our weekly meetup, come on by 1st Avenue and walk down the Harbor Steps a half block. In case you're not familiar with the Harbor Steps, it's the pedestrian hillclimb...
https://vimeo.com/93895111 An adorable video about the Central District community coming together to build their parklet. We hope to see this become a success.  
  The development keeps coming: It looks like Pioneer Square, Downtown, and even Downtown Kent (my hometown) will get some big projects soon. That empty parking next Pioneer Square? Consider it gone. We expect a classic brick building to grace the space instead. Rainier Square (part of the University Tracts) might...