Talking Headways Podcast: Designing Ninja-Proof Seats

This week, we’re joined by Lily Bernheimer of Space Works Consulting. Bernheimer, a Streetsblog/Open Plans Alum, talks to us about her book “The Shaping of Us: How Every Day Spaces Structure our Lives, Behavior, and Well-Being.” She talks about her research in Environmental Psychology and how human beings have evolved in order to respond to our physical environment. Listen in to learn about ninja-proof seats, mystery-novel models of building, and more on biophilia and human connections to nature.

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Talking Headways Podcast: Cities on a Hill

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Francis Fitzgerald joins the podcast this week to talk about her 1986 book, Cities on a Hill. We discuss the different “visionary” communities described in the book, including Rajneeshpuram in Oregon, San Francisco’s Castro district, Sun City retirement communities, and Jerry Falwell’s moral majority in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Talking Headways Podcast: The Potential of a Fiberoptic Future

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This week, we’re joined by Susan Crawford, the John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard School of Law. Crawford talks about her new book Fiber, which focuses on how cities in the United States are trying to build communications networks with this seemingly limitless technology, yet still get pushback from regulators and incumbent companies […]

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: The Uber Effect

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This week we're joined by Andrew Salzberg, head of transportation policy and research at Uber. Andrew talks about growing up in Montreal and his previous transportation work at the World Bank. We also chat about the importance of transportation policy at the city level and Uber's support for congestion pricing.