Talking Headways Podcast: Supply and Demand Is So Boring

We’re back with Dr. Lisa Schweitzer of USC’s Price School of Public Policy this week for part two of our discussion. We talk about the idea of jobs/housing balance, her blog post on the Smartest Boy Urbanist, and her favorite planning books and mentors, plus we get a preview of her upcoming book on firearms and cities.

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Talking Headways Podcast: Lightsaber Fights From Autonomous Pods

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This week's guest is Dr. Lisa Schweitzer of USC's Sol Price School of Public Policy. In the first of a two-part series, Dr. Schweitzer talks about how her students respond to urban planning classes, what a recent controversy in a Los Angeles City Council election reveals about bike advocacy, and autonomous vehicles and land use policy.

Talking Headways Podcast: Cities on a Hill

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Francis Fitzgerald joins the podcast this week to talk about her 1986 book, Cities on a Hill. We discuss the different “visionary” communities described in the book, including Rajneeshpuram in Oregon, San Francisco’s Castro district, Sun City retirement communities, and Jerry Falwell’s moral majority in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Talking Headways Podcast: Measuring Carbon Emissions at Street Level

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Dr. Kevin Gurney is a carbon cycle scientist at Arizona State University. I recently came across an article in Nature about his work measuring carbon emissions from mobile sources at street level, and I wanted to find out more. On the podcast, I asked Dr. Gurney why cities are important to climate change, and why political boundaries make […]

Talking Headways Podcast: The Peking Order

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This week on the podcast I’m joined by Dr. Mariela Alfonzo to discuss her recent paper, “Walkability, Obesity and Urban Design in Chinese Neighborhoods,” in the journal Preventive Medicine. The findings on both cycling and obesity might surprise you. We also discuss how policy change works in Chinese cities and how much power mayors have to […]

Talking Headways Podcast: Your Brain on Two Legs

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Antonia Malchik’s recent piece in Aeon Magazine, The End of Walking, went viral in urbanist circles, touching on several themes related to our “right to walk.” In her turn on Talking Headways, Antonia talks about how she became addicted to walking and her experiences walking in Russia, Austria, Upstate New York, and the American West. We also discuss how our […]

Talking Headways Podcast: The Urban Policy Translator

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This week we’re joined by Shelley Poticha, director of NRDC’s Urban Solutions Program, who tells us about the organization's new programs like SPARCC and the City Energy Project. We get into federal policy like the Clean Power Plan and the story of how FTA and HUD were finally connected, and we talk about The Next American Metropolis, the 1993 book about transit-oriented development she wrote with Peter Calthorpe.