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Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

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

Sep 14, 2023

This week we’re joined by Zack Subin of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation and Ben Holland of the Rocky Mountain Institute. Ben and Zack join us to talk about their report Urban Land Use Reform on the importance of land use in reducing travel and emissions.

Research Notes:

  • Review of recent state land use legislation from Mercatus, including highlighting the WA package, and earlier this year from Terner
  • Review of recent trends in VMT/capita by state: WA at head of the pack
  • Jenny Schuetz' Brookings blog summary of her book, which includes a discussion of housing reforms across levels of government and political economy considerations
    • More discussion of the rationale for state governments to lead in this Niskanen Center report
  • Thea Riofrancos et al and UC Davis report on lithium requirements to decarbonize US transportation
  • Shane Phillips' paper on the case for broad upzoning, summarized by Todd Litman in Planetizen
  • Coolclimate CA planning scenarios from Chris Jones's team, with linked paper, and 2022 update featured in the NY Times.


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