Saturday, 19 October, 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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u7H1helosI Los Angeles by NYU STERN URBANIZATION PROJECT on YouTube. New York University Stern has studied 30 global cities and their urbanization patterns. So far the college has posted three videos on YouTube showing the rapid sprawl of Paris, Los Angeles, and São Paulo. I'd be curious to see what the...
Seattle's Comprehensive Plan is a constantly evolving policy document. Beyond the state-required update every 10 years, amendments to the Comprehensive Plan can be made annually through the Annual Docket process. Proposed amendments can be initiated by the public, City Council, or the Executive departments. The Department of Planning and Development works with...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWoTR7V36tU The Adventures of Fluffy: Too Many Cats, Not Enough Buses by Mark LaFalce on YouTube. Cat lovers and transit lovers, unite! This video hits the point home that transit cuts don't affect just cat riders, they affect all users of our transport network and the viability of our regional urban...
If you didn't get a chance to attend the Seattle 2035 EIS Scoping and open house meeting last week, don't fret! The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is taking their Seattle 2035 show on the road. Over the next two weeks, DPD staff will be meeting with residents...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62NLkP77BC4 Light Rail, Citizen Engagement and the Birth of Rail~Volution Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland) discusses his past life as a Multnomah County Commissioner and the foundation of Rail~Volution.
Mayor Murray is in search of a new Director for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). In December, SDOT Director Peter Hahn left for greener pastures. Since then, Goran Sparrman has been acting as Interim Director for the department. Last week, Mayor Murray stated his priorities in searching for...
Transit apps have revolutionized the way we use transit. Transit riders no longer need to carry around a paper schedule of a route or know where the nearest stop is. An app can provide that information instead, often with real-time arrival data on-the-fly. When transit apps originally came out,...
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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...