Talking Headways Podcast: Innovation in a Food Desert

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This week on the podcast, we chat with Vanan Murugesan, Director of Design and Innovation at Pillsbury United Communities. Murugesan talks about the role of community centered design in creating a North Minneapolis nonprofit grocery store called North Market. We also chat about pros and cons of the farm bill, technology and convenience, and new initiatives in workforce development.

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Talking Headways Podcast: Optimism on Infrastructure

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This week we’re joined by Linda Samuels, associate professor of urban design at Washington University in St. Louis, to talk about her book "Infrastructural Optimism." We chat about how growth for growth’s sake is not the answer, learn from postmodernist urbanism, and why systems should be more connected.