This week we're joined by Doug Farr, president of Farr Associates and author of Sustainable Nation. Doug tells us about the different patterns of urbanism he describes in the book, and how we can take a bottom-up approach to changing our cities. He also gives his take on the Burning Man festival and the "forced boredom" that induces great conversations, and discusses why Alexis de Tocqueville's 1835 work, Democracy in America, is still relevant today.
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 […]
This week we’re joined by Dr. Jennifer Kent, senior research fellow in urbanism at the Sydney School of Architecture. Kent talks with us about why we travel, the effect of family on our travel behavior, and the idea of “messy trips.” But, mostly, we talk about how dogs effect people’s trip choices.
What can ancient cities tell us about contemporary urbanism? An anthropologist explores some themes.
The urban issues writer talks to us about his love of writing about highways — for good and evil! — and his overall process for coming up with ideas.
Kristen Jeffers, the founder and editor-in-chief at the The Black Urbanist, talks to Streetsblog about how land use, planning and transportation systems don't often center black, queer, and feminist voices. And should.