Tuesday, 10 December, 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.
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https://youtu.be/SAZAKPUQMw0 Why is the Amazon rainforest seeing yet another massive deforestation wave and burning after years of significant falling deforestation rates? And what does that mean for its viability and climate change?
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https://youtu.be/1mx2lyz-TXY When it comes to cities and regions in America, how do they carryout regional governance?
New trip planner: King County Metro has significantly updated its online trip planner system. Pedestrianize BOS and YYZ: Should Boston move to heavily restrict cars in the city center? And should Toronto pedestrianize its Yonge Street? Pedestrianizing AUS and SAN:...
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https://youtu.be/UGqWRyBCHhw The history of assimilation in America of native people is terrible and indefensible. This Vox video explains how this process was adapted over time to dominate and steal native people and their lands.
Just over a week ago, Sound Transit’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Rogoff, announced that his agency would reverse course on branding of the light rail line running between the University of Washington and Angle Lake. The transit agency had recently begun implementation of its new systemwide branding...
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https://youtu.be/QN5Rnu0-RhE Using London’s Heathrow Airport as a case study, Dave Amos explains the pitfalls and limited benefits of airport expansion.
Pacific Central Station in Vancouver is the port of entry for Amtrak Cascades trips. (Photo by Nkocharh, Wikimedia Commons)
Amtrak is hoping to improve service from Vancouver, British Columbia for its Amtrak Cascades service. At a briefing Wednesday, Ron Pate of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) told the state Senate Transportation Committee that Amtrak requested preclearance for its services departing from Pacific Central Station...
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https://youtu.be/ENw2y0ek1Jg What is the difference between gun licensing and background checks? And which performs better in reducing gun violence?