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Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

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

Apr 16, 2024

Happy Mondays!  This week on Mondays at The Overhead Wire we're Han Solo again but we have a lot to catch up on.  We're going over some of the news we didn't get to when we were away in China for a month.  We cover LA's spongy infrastructure, an idea to connect zoning reform to transportation funding, and the transition from governments incentivizing retail businesses to warehousing infrastructure.  Of course there's more but listen in to hear everything we share.

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Also below is are the links to the items we covered on the show:

Los Angeles Spongy City - Wired Magazine

Local governments new plans for public housing - Vox

Toronto streetcar speeds up - Blog TO

Smaller houses for smaller prices - New York Times

Zoning for transportation funds - FAS

Canadian feds will stop investing in roads - CBC News

Cell phone distracted drivers - Vox

Rent killing sex? - Discourse Lounge

Mexico City water shortage - CNN

Retail attraction strategies - Time

Deadliest Intersections - Stacker

Reviewing smooth cities - The Nation

Transport equity tool - Streetsblog CA

Health benefits ULEZ/LTNs - Guardian | Guardian

Climate boomtowns - The Atlantic

Profit sharing for cities - Governing

The Great Asynchonization - Transportist

Death of the small car - Autopian

Fire department policy - Thesis Driven

AI Generated visuals - MIT News

Houston Mayor - Texas Monthly

Building deconstruction - Smart Cities Dive


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