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Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

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

Oct 26, 2023

This week we're chatting with professor Des Fitzgerald about his new book The Living City: Why Cities Don't Need to Be Green to Be Great. We chat about what trees mean to people, the proliferation of moguls that want to build new cities, and the idea of what makes the good city.


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Oct 19, 2023

This week we’re joined by Chris Fabian of Resource X to talk about his work on priority based budgeting. We discuss how cities create budgets that reflect their policy goals and what it takes to find resources for big ideas.


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Oct 17, 2023

This week on the Mondays show we're Han Solo! But that doesn't stop us from sharing a lot of news!  The Prime Minister of England has pulled the plug on high speed rail, what the pandemic drop in traffic means for access, designing for autism and much much more!

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Oct 12, 2023

This week we’re joined by Abby Thorne-Lyman, Former Director of Real Estate at BART, to talk about BART’s development projects and priorities, and the importance of real estate to BART’s future. 

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Oct 5, 2023

This week we’re joined by Kari Watkins  and Dave Ederer to talk about their paper The Safe Systems Pyramid: A New Framework for Traffic Safety. We talk about the connections between transportation and public health and how it allows us to think differently about transportation safety.

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