This week on Talking Headways I'm joined by George Karayannis, vice president of CityNow, an arm of Panasonic in the "smart cities" business. In thinking about the future of cities, George says its essential to go deeper than shiny technology.
This week I'm joined by Christof Hellmis, a vice president at HERE Technologies in Berlin, Germany. HERE invited me to CES in Las Vegas to check out the next wave of data mapping. I got to sit down with Christof and a couple of other folks to talk about how mapping and location data will play an increasingly important role in the new transportation technologies.
This week on the podcast I'm joined by Kyle Shelton of the Kinder Institute to talk about his new book Power Moves: Transportation, Politics, and Development in Houston. Kyle shares why he wrote the book and what it feels like to look back at the city's development history knowing it could have turned out better.
This week’s episode features Ron Milam of Fehr and Peers. We discuss the differences between the annual Transportation Research Board conference in DC and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, both of which took place on the second week in January.
This week's episode takes us back to the NACTO 2017 conference in Chicago, with a series of speakers who did quick presentations on how advocacy can change how people think and feel about city streets.
Paris Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Public Space Christophe Najdovski discusses the stunning array of improvements to transit and streets currently underway in Paris: expanding the subway and tram networks, better cycling infrastructure, and more car-free streets and public spaces, including the pedestrianization of roadways along the Seine.
This week I chat again with Jonn Ellege of CityMetric (catch up on part one, if you haven't listened yet). This time it’s my turn to interview and we cover a lot of ground. We talk about major London transit projects including Crossrail and high speed rail, how Transport for London is regulating Uber, what’s happening to the buses on Oxford Street, and more.
This week's guests are Breen Masciotra, transit-oriented development manager for the Port Authority of Allegheny County, and Karina Ricks, director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure for the city of Pittsburgh. We discuss the challenges they face in Pittsburgh, including topography, new technologies, and hostile streets. You'll also hear about how they're making a more walkable and multi-modal city through new bus rapid transit projects, transit-oriented development initiatives, and "eco innovation districts."
Emanuel discusses why he wants a ride-hailing fee to fund transit improvements.
This week we’re joined by James Corless, CEO of Sacramento's regional planning agency. We chat about the Sacramento area and the connections between its urban and rural economies, his past working on federal transportation advocacy, how mid-sized cities are nationally important for providing jobs and housing, and why it’s kind of ridiculous to do 30-year long range regional transportation plans.
This week's guest is Benjamin De La Pena, deputy director for policy, planning, mobility, and right of way at Seattle DOT. We talk about SDOT’s New Mobility Playbook, which describes "strategies for shaping the future of transportation in a way that puts people first."