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Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

The Talking Headways podcast is a weekly podcast about transportation and urban design.

Jul 27, 2023

This week we’re chatting with David Wasserman of Alta Planning and Mike Flaxman of Heavy.AI about generative artificial intelligence. We chat about what generative AI is and how it is trained, and some of the ways it could be used or misused in a planning and transportation context.

Show Notes

Augmented: Planners in...

Jul 20, 2023

This week we’re joined by Paula DiPerna to talk about her book Pricing the Priceless: The Financial Transformation to Value the Planet, Solve the Climate Crisis, and Protect Our Most Precious Assets. We chat about how nature is working for us for free and how we should value those services as well as the financial...

Jul 18, 2023

This week on the podcast we are solo and chatting about a lot of different topics from banning drive thrus to AI bias, to impacts of climate change. We also dive into the week of the cone here in San Francisco. 

News Items

Drive thrus banned - CNN

AI makes housing crisis worse - The Lever

Building based on old climate...

Jul 13, 2023

This week we’re joined by Mike Warren, Senior Vice President at WSP. Mike chats with us about road user charging including how the discussion has changed over the last decade and the idea of treating roads as a utility by paying for driving by the mile. We also discuss policy considerations including reducing driving...

Jul 6, 2023

This week we're joined by Hussein Mahfouz of Transport for Cairo and Adham Kalila of Streetlight Data to talk about their new report created for NUMO, All Possible Commutes: How Micromobility and Realistic Car Travel Times Impact Accessibility Analysis. We learn about measuring car travel more accurately, how...