Rod Stevens

Rod Stevens is a development consultant specializing in urban revitalization. 

Why Our Suburban Cities aren’t Working

The plans look good on paper, but there has been only limited development in these downtowns, with little housing to buy and too little attention to livability.

Recovery: How Portland and Seattle Downtowns Will Come Back

Seattle's biggest challenge will be a familiar one -- not thinking too big and not simply copying strategies that worked elsewhere.

Tale of Two Cities: Why Vancouver and Seattle Downtowns Look So Different

While much of Vancouver's investment in the public realm has gone into pedestrian and recreation improvements, most of Seattle's has gone into moving workers and freight.