Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast (urban )

This week I’m joined by Meea Kang, Rail~volution Board Member  and Founding Partner of Domus Development.  Meea joins me live from the Rail~volution conference to talk about what it’s like to be an affordable housing developer building sustainable projects.   We talk about the 16 variances it took to do TOD in Sacramento, workforce housing in Tahoe on a bus line with 60 minute headways, and what it takes to pass a state law that reduces parking requirements near transit. 

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Category:urban -- posted at: 3:23am EDT

This week we’re joined by Shane Phillips who writes at the blog Better Institutions.  We chat about Los Angeles’ and everyone else’s housing issues including The Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, development exactions, vacancy rates, and more.  Shane also talks a bit about how he keeps motivated to write the blog and what allows him to think a little bit outside the box before thinking about the importance of urbanist happy hours. 

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Category:urban -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

This week we’re joined by former Vancouver BC chief planner Brent Toderian. We discuss the best way to do density, when towers are appropriate for cities, what type of cities should take on the Olympics, and what happens to a planner after they have kids.  Brent also talks about the negatives of not only NIMBYs but YIMBYs and whether we should believe all those articles that rank cities by any measure.

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Category:urban -- posted at: 5:14am EDT

This week on the podcast I’m bringing back a conversation I had in Cambridge England with Daniele Quercia and Luca Aiello of Bell Labs.  This focus recently has been on data mining and aggregation which has led to sensory mapping<> in cities.  With this information they have been able to map smell, sound, and how people feel on their favorite walking routes. 

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Category:urban -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

This week we’re joined by David Sachs of Streetsblog Denver. David talks about the amazing advocacy landscape in the city as well as a number of specific projects and initiatives that are happening in the city from the controversial widening of I-70 to the possibility of a new transportation department and the rethinking of the 16th street bus mall.

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Category:urban -- posted at: 6:25am EDT

This week we’re joined by cartographer Gretchen Peterson to talk about map making as well as her new book, City Maps: A Coloring Book for Adults. We talk about why she designed the book and why the cities she chose to display were included.

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Category:urban -- posted at: 5:45am EDT

Episode 99: It Costs More to Drive 'Till You Qualify

This week we’re joined by Shima Hamidi, Reid Ewing, and John Renne to talk about their paper “How Affordable is HUD Affordable Housing?” in the Journal Housing Policy Debate which discusses the issue of housing and transportation affordability.

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Category:urban -- posted at: 7:07am EDT

This week we’re joined by Robert Ping, The Executive Director of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute. We talk about complete streets, active living, and Pittsburgh's plans for shared space.

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Category:urban -- posted at: 4:20am EDT

This week we’re joined by James Rojas of Place It! to talk about art in planning and Latino Urbanism.

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Category:urban -- posted at: 2:56am EDT

Brian McMahon and GB Arrington talk about TCRP Report 182, Linking Transit Agencies and Land Use Decision Making.

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Category:urban -- posted at: 5:31am EDT