Monday, 24 June, 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.
New regulations to remove financial and regulatory barriers to backyard cottages and stem the tide of McMansions are moving forward in Seattle, possibly completing a five-year process that started in 2014. Last Wednesday, the Seattle City Council's Transportation and Sustainability Committee met to discuss the latest proposal...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwhcrpJTzGQ Under a new law, Lake Erie has been given rights in the same way that people and corporations have them. But what is the implication of that?
Saving the Showbox: Historic Seattle has put in its bid to save the Showbox. Tribes for the climate: Could tribal treaty rights bolster the ability to sue and force the federal government to address climate change? Bloated recommendation: The Seattle Department...
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https://youtu.be/b-oL5Tw9M7A Cities are often compared to living organisms in how they function. Dave Amos of City Beautiful asks if this comparison and others are really apt to how cities operate.
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https://youtu.be/2gEwEcYnewE Long before satellite was invented, Leonardo da Vinci made highly accurate maps mimicking the above view plan commonly found in satellite-based maps.
5G has roadblocks: 5G has its opponents over aesthetics. Disney's unique venture: Would Disney really build a nuclear power plant in Orlando? Hateful leadership: A newly proposed federal housing rule could deny 55,000 children of immigrant families housing assistance. Fairer...
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https://youtu.be/YX68ym4n7_c Vox looks at how decongestion pricing could improve New York City for all and takes notes from London’s foray into the transportation demand management policy.
AMS gas-free policy: Amsterdam is leading the way in Europe on banning gas-powered vehicles. Extraordinary skepticism: Southeast Seattleites expressed concern with the city's trimmed down and deeply uncertain Bicycle Master Plan Implementation Plan. Polluter-in-Chief: A recent order by Trump could threaten...