Talking Headways Podcast: The Annual Yonah Freemark Prediction Show

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This week, we’re joined by perennial favorite Yonah Freemark of the Transport Politic. We rate his predictions from last year and give predictions for next year, some of which are already in peril! He chats about his zoning paper that has gotten a lot of attention from housing advocates, high speed rail and California’s current dilemma, and Amazon’s New York departure.
It’s a hot hot hot show.

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