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Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

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

Jan 12, 2023

This week we’re joined by Michiel Huijsman, Managing Director of Soundtrackcity in the Netherlands. We chat about how to think about the positive aspect of urban soundscapes, designing how a place sounds, and how thinking was changed by the pandemic.


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Jan 5, 2023

This week we’re joined by Johanna Hoffman to talk about her book Speculative Futures: Design Approaches to Navigate Change, Foster Resilience, and Co-Create the Cities We Need. We chat about thinking longer term about planning problems, people’s emotional reactions to the future, and ways to imagine a different way...

Nov 17, 2022

This week we sit down with US Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon’s 3rd District at the Rail~Volution conference in Miami. We chat about the one year anniversary of the infrastructure bill, where we’re at with vision zero, the coming Farm Bill discussion, and the important connections between housing,...

Nov 15, 2022

This week we're joined by The Greater Marin's David Edmondson!  We talk about the importance of Time, whether  freight railroad tracks should be publicly owned and managed, and the boom in ridership on Van Ness. 

We also talk a bit of Andor and the hill slums of Sierra Leone

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Oct 25, 2022

Happy Mondays! This week on Mondays at The Overhead Wire we dive into a number of topics including the hype around self driving cars, the monetary benefits of using parking spaces for more than just cars, recycling whole buildings, and thinking about community input.  We also throw in a little highway talk and parks...