Sunday, 31 May, 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.
When Seattle In Progress was launched back in November, it was a revolutionary way for locals to be in-the-know on development projects across Seattle. Our good friend Ethan conceived the app service as a way to get people engaged in the planning process, and to help them know what could end up...
Quick! Don't miss out on another fun Google Maps feature. This year, in honor of April Fools' Day, Google has created a Pac-Man version of Google Maps. You can chomp your way across any the globe one street at a time. Locally, the Downtown Seattle blocks around Pike Place...
Seattle is in the midst of a massive change toward a dense, car-free city, but this cultural shift hasn't come without some pinches in the form of high parking demand. The demand has struck a chord with many incumbent residents who resent the perceived challenges that it can pose on their...
https://vimeo.com/87717129 Accessory Dwelling Units - Take the First Step by Oregon DEQ on Vimeo. Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality gives a short explanation of what accessory dwelling units are, how people are using them across the state, and how these homes provide a huge benefit for all.
Get addicted: Forget SimCity, meet the new Cities: Skylines, a new planning simulator that waste your life away! Let us build rail: Electeds all across the region showed up to the House Transportation Committee's public hearing on the transportation package, and it was unanimous: give us authority for transit completely. Map...
On March 9th, Pierce Transit’s Board of Commissioners approved a new budget that will increase service hours across the Pierce Transit bus network. 12,000 hours are being added in addition to the previously approved 4,000 new hours for 2015. This will net a total of 16,000 of new service...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQA5Vd9baoI Apprentis urbanistes d'un jour! by Acces Transports on Youtube.School children in Québec, Canada have some fun and design a play street for themselves, then they put their plan to work! Can we say woonerf?
Fun for the whole family: Wonder what biking in Vancouver, BC is like? Sightline has a great photo essay on how wonderful it is to bike around the city. Real-time arrival arriving: SDOT plans to install a bunch of real-time arrival displays along Route 44 (UW-Ballard). Dubai of the Balkans: Belgrade, Serbia wants...