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Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

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

Jun 1, 2023

This week we’re joined by Tufts professor Justin Hollander to talk about his new book The First City on Mars: An Urban Planner's Guide to Settling the Red Planet. We talk about the importance of urban planners in thinking about cities on Mars, what we can learn from Antarctica and the International Space Station, and...

May 11, 2023

This week we’re joined by Setha Low to talk about her book Why Public Space Matters. We chat about using ethnography to understand space, emotional connections, and transforming the world through public space.


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Apr 25, 2023

This week we're Han Solo but we have a lot to talk about! Donut shop murals spark free speech fights, we think more about the concept of time, and work from home's effects on the public sector. Of course there's much more and we hope you join us as we share the news.

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Apr 13, 2023

This week we’re joined by Trevor Latimer to talk about his book Small Isn’t Beautiful: The Case Against Localism. We chat about what localism is and how its geographically defined, as well as why “leave if you don’t like it” is disingenuous.


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Apr 6, 2023

This week we’re joined by Andrew Jones, Program director for the Uptown and Downtown Oakland Community Benefits District. We chat about urban place management, how urban spaces are taken care of, and what it takes to keep them vibrant and engaging.

Today's podcast was produced in partnership with Mpact


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