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Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

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

May 26, 2022

This week we’re listening to a one to one conversation between St. Paul Developer Johnny Opara of JO Companies and Lea Hargett, Principal of Jog Associates. They talk about LISC’s Capacity Building programs that support developers of color, why Johnny got into development, and barriers people of color face in the...

May 17, 2022

We are Han Solo this week but wanted to clear the pallet for next week's guest. We chat about Oslo's environmental progress, LA's Universal Basic Mobility plans, and how people walking slowly increases perceived crowding.  The links the all the stories are in the show notes below!

Money for mergers in Flemish Belgium -

Apr 14, 2022

This week we're joined by Jenny Schuetz, a senior fellow at Brookings Metro to talk about her new book Fixer Upper. We chat about making housing decisions at the wrong scale, where housing reform would make the most sense around the United States, and how we could use MPOs to better organize regional housing.



Apr 5, 2022

This week on Mondays we talk a lot of different subjects including Christopher Alexander's A Pattern Language and how where you grow up impacts how good you are at directions. Join us for an Idaho Stop won't you?

Where you grow up determines your directions - NYT

Omaha Plans for the future of Downtown - Omaha World...

Mar 22, 2022

This week on the show we talk about the impact of gas prices and have some studies on urbanization's impact on getting to net zero! We also talk about insurance and wild fires.  Lots of different topics!


The NIMBY King - The Atlantic

Americans struggle with vehicle costs - Guardian

San Diego road pricing -