Talking Headways: Urbanism in the Style of Gangnam

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Guest host Randy Simes, owner of UrbanCincy.com and headlines writer for Streetsblog Ohio, joins me from South Korea to give his thoughts on his current home in the Gangnam district of Seoul and his previous one in Atlanta. We cover Keith Parker’s turnaround of Atlanta’s transit agency MARTA, the Belt Line and the people who won’t leave the cozy boundary it creates, and the best place to get southern hospitality in town.

From there we swerve from a discussion about Al Gore’s $90 trillion plan to remake cities without cars to a chat about America’s crumbling infrastructure. Or splintering. Depends on what material the pipes are made from.

And then we wrap with a celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Fastracks vote in Denver. We debate regionalism and light rail on freight rights-of-way. The locals might know what Randy means when he mentions Biker Jim.

All that and more on this week’s Talking Headways Podcast.

  • Coffee Partier

    Great Headways podcast. I live in Nashville which could become Atlanta unless significant effort is directed toward a more customare centered MTA.

  • Joshua Redman

    My favorite episode so far! Randy had some great points about Atlanta. His suggestion on where the original Atlanta streetcar route should have gone makes more sense than anywhere else in the city.

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