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: Columbus, the Smartest City in the Land

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Josh Lapp, a board member at the advocacy organization Transit Columbus, joins us this week to talk about Ohio’s capital city — how it’s becoming more urban, how its stadiums have been situated to support downtown growth and walkability, and how transportation options like light rail and bike-share are developing. And of course, you’ll hear about Columbus’s winning bid […]

Talking Headways Podcast: A New Path for Urban Mobility

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Paul Mackie of Mobility Lab joins me this week to discuss transportation demand management (TDM), urban mobility, and how cities need to adapt to change the transportation status quo. I ask Paul how he got into transportation and biking, and why messages about active transportation should be more positive, instead of making us feel at risk and less likely to ride. […]

Podcast: The Anatomy of an Urban Cell

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This week, we're joined by planner Robin Renner, author of "Urban Being: Anatomy and Identity of the City." Robin talks about how living in a number of places around the world got him to think differently about cities — and how urban areas can be improved.

Talking Headways Podcast: Welcome to the Fresh Coast!

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This week I chat with Jeramey Jannene of Streetsblog Network blog Urban Milwaukee. Jeramey discusses freeway teardowns, freeway expansion, the new bike-share system, the transit funding situation in the city, the city’s streetcar plans, and the city’s really high weighted density. And we talk about water. Milwaukee is becoming the “Fresh Coast,” an innovative place for studying […]

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.