Talking Headways Podcast: Colonias — Informal Housing in the U.S.

This week on Talking Headways our guest is Emily Perlmeter of the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas. Emily discusses the half million people living in informal settlements known as Colonias, on the U.S. side of the Mexican border. Join us for a look at how these settlements are formed, who lives there, and their strengths and hardships.

  • laldm109

    These two highways are just constantly traffic clogged, day and night 7 days a week. Tolling would have the double positive of improving transit and getting traffic somewhat moving again…

  • SingleOccupantDriver

    Tolling highways allows rich people to haul empty seats faster than poor people. A better plan would be to to build and lease single-width, highway-capable cars to allow single occupant drivers the option to drive to work in cars that are sized for a single adult. Here’s IBM People for Smart Cities’ “New Solution to Traffic Congestion” link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXCycmCVqD0

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