Talking Headways Podcast: The Sidewalk Barrons

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This week, we’re joined by Antonoia Malchik to talk about her book. “A Walking Life.” Malchik talks about the shallow organizing brought to us by social media, the experience of making a pilgrimage on foot, the importance of walking and nature in human well-being, and what a Hollywood Sidewalk might be.

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Talking Headways Podcast: A Shared Space Revolution

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On the podcast this week is Robert Ping, executive director of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, who tells us about Pittsburgh’s plans for the largest shared space in an American city. Robert also discusses why it’s so important to get public officials from different agencies in the same room together to talk about improving conditions for walking […]

Talking Headways Podcast: Your Brain on Two Legs

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Antonia Malchik’s recent piece in Aeon Magazine, The End of Walking, went viral in urbanist circles, touching on several themes related to our “right to walk.” In her turn on Talking Headways, Antonia talks about how she became addicted to walking and her experiences walking in Russia, Austria, Upstate New York, and the American West. We also discuss how our […]

Talking Headways Podcast: The Future of Street Lights

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Clifton Lemon and Steve Lawton of LightPlace Advisors join me this week to talk about how lighting is going to change in cities with the advent of the LED. We learn about what fire and light means to humans and why the street light might become one of the most valuable assets a city has. Clifton […]