Talking Headways Podcast: The Return of Urban Manufacturing

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This week on the podcast, Kate Sofis, CEO of SFMade, joins us to talk about the resurgence in urban manufacturing. We talk about what types of goods are manufactured in cities like San Francisco, the zoning codes that allow manufacturing to thrive in strong housing markets, and how cities have changed the narrative on manufacturing in more urban locales.

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Talking Headways Podcast: How Media Has Shaped the City

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Author Shannon Mattern joins the podcast this week to discuss her new book, Code+Clay, Data+Dirt: 5,000 Years of Urban Media. We talk about why the perfect future interface humans are looking for does not exist, and how digital mapping can overlook important aspects of the urban spatial landscape.

Talking Headways Podcast: Don’t Talk About Professors’ Parking Spaces

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This week we’re joined by James Corless, CEO of Sacramento's regional planning agency. We chat about the Sacramento area and the connections between its urban and rural economies, his past working on federal transportation advocacy, how mid-sized cities are nationally important for providing jobs and housing, and why it’s kind of ridiculous to do 30-year long range regional transportation plans.