Wednesday, 16 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.
Mountlake Terrace adopted notable changes to its primary urban node, expanding its boundaries and increasing development capacity near its future Link station. The city refers to the area as "Town Center"--much of which is fairly low-slung post-war development, though there area is beginning to see some re-invigoration...
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https://youtu.be/ngdNGX_23Gs How did get Tokyo become one of the world's most populous urban area? Dave Amos explains how it became so urbanized.
Sound Transit's 2020 Service Implementation Plan is now open for public comment. The plan was released last week with only three notable proposed changes to service for next year. The transit agency plans to consolidate Routes 540 and 541 into a new route, revise Route 577 service,...
Last week, the Sound Transit Board of Directors selected 32 system access projects that will receive grants as part of the first round of System Access Fund. Local jurisdictions and transit agencies submitted 53 different applications across five service subareas. The transit agency planned to only allocate...
Catastrophic truth: Global youth climate action leader, Greta Thunberg, spoke to the United Nations on the issue this week. Farewell Macy's: While the writing was on the wall, Macy's has finally decided to close its historic Downtown Seattle location ($). Vancity...
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https://youtu.be/0nCT8h8gO1g Hasan Minhaj explains the downsides of the growing cruise ship industry.
While King County Metro, Sound Transit, and Community Transit has deployed new fall, other local transit agencies also launched new transit service this week or are poised to implement revised service soon. Rounding out our fall service change coverage is Pierce Transit, Kitsap Transit, Intercity Transit, and...
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https://youtu.be/EVJ_rgEUSJE In this video, The B1M explains why European cities do not typically build skyscrapers while the rest of the world is increasingly doing so. Much of the reason has to do with how European cities were already densely built and oriented...