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Best Streetsblog podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Streetsblog podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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SGV Connect is Streetsblog Los Angeles' podcast that explores the people, places, projects and events that make up the changing face of transportation in the San Gabriel Valley. SGV Connect is hosted by Damien Newton and Kris Fortin. This feed also hosts SGV Connect's predecessor podcast, #DamienTalks.
 
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This week we're joined by Andre Perry, Metropolitan Policy Fellow at Brookings, to talk about his new book Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities. Andre talks with us about growing up in Wilkinsberg PA and how he crunched the numbers of Black property devaluation in US cities.…
 
This week on the podcast we have a bunch of things to chat about! Odds and Ends Asheville Reparations - Asheville Citizen Times 45,000 underutilized buildings - Harvard Business Review Wealthier Americans have higher emissions - TreeHugger Positives of telecommuting - Scientific American Negatives of telecommuting - The Conversation Naming heat wav…
 
This week on the podcast we're joined by Rob Goodspeed, Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan. Rob joins us to talk about his new book Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions. We chat about early origins of scenario planning, planning vs forecasting, and metrics used to compare scenario effectiveness.…
 
This week on the show Tracy McMillan joins us to talk about her move to Phoenix, what we're up to during the pandemic, and flood maps! Odds and Ends! Ghost Kitchens - New Yorker Changing Flood Risks - New York Times Search for your flood risk - Floodfactor.com Advocates withdraw freeway support - Willamette Week Phoenix dealing with climate change,…
 
In our first interview, Damien reconnects with Teresa Eilers and Shawn Morrissey who appeared on the podcast last fall. Morrissey works with Union Station Homeless Services, a support and housing provider based in Pasadena while Eilers is a coordinator for the Everyone In! Campaign in San Fernando Valley. If someone wants to get involved in their c…
 
This week we’re joined by Josh Stephens, Contributing Editor to the California Planning and Development Report about his new book The Urban Mystique. We had a long conversation about LA, the availability of bars, opposition urban commentators, and historic propositions that might need an update to stay connected to the times.…
 
This week we're joined by Kevin DeGood, Director of Infrastructure Policy at the Center for American Progress. We talk about the bill that just got out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and will be going to the full house. We also have a couple of odds and ends as usual. Odds and Ends West Coast electric corridor - Seattle Times De…
 
This week on the podcast Brianne Eby of the Eno Center for Transportation joins the show to talk about their new report on congestion pricing. We talk about the purposes and goals of congestion pricing, the right frame to talk about reducing congestion, how congestion pricing is part of a larger toolbox, equity implications, and the US cities might…
 
This week on Mondays, Chrissy joins the show to talk about transit solutions amid coronavirus. We're thinking about the reasons why people fear transit, why they shouldn't, and what agencies can do to protect riders and workers. Odds and Ends The first restaurants - History Channel Original park design - St. Louis Magazine Germany requires EV charg…
 
In this week's SGV Connect, Kris Fortin marches with protestors in cities throughout the San Gabriel Valley and brings us their voices direct from the rallies and marches. Kris also discusses his experience at the protests with his broadcast partner, Damien Newton, and how activism is changing in the San Gabriel Valley. You can read, and see, more …
 
This week we’re joined by Jonathan Barnett, emeritus Professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. We talk about his new book Designing the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale. Jonathan chats about where the idea of Megaregions came from, Ian McHarg and environmental planning within the lands…
 
This week I didn't want to say much because at this time people don't need to listen to me talk right now. But I did want to share some of the voices and speeches given by black mayors. CityLab put together a piece with quotes and I took the audio so you could hear their voices. We also shared a few articles Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Op-Ed - Los Angeles …
 
This week we’re joined by Germaine Halegoua, an Associate Professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas to talk about her book The Digital City: Media and the Social Production of Place. She talks about how people use digital media to relate to cities whether that’s images on Instagram or through Google Maps. We also talk about ho…
 
This week, SGV Connect talks to government executives that are overseeing some of L.A. County's largest departments as they respond to COVID-19 and do long-term planning for the future. First, Kris talks to Norma Garcia, the Acting Director of the L.A. County Department of Parks. Fortin and Garcia discuss the county's plans to continue to re-open p…
 
This week we're joined by Chrissy Mancini Nichols to talk about some of the solutions cities are discussing to help businesses out during the Coronavirus. Odds and Ends AirBnB slump could return housing to cities - Guardian Nashville to raise property taxes - Bloomberg Santa Monica a harbinger of things to come? - LA Times Theme of the Week - Coron…
 
This week on Talking Headways we’re joined by CAHSR Northern California Regional Director Boris Lipkin. He talks with us about the California High Speed Rail project and the recently released draft environmental work. Boris also gives us his thoughts on megaregions, megaproject management lessons, and the agency’s ability to use future funds availa…
 
This week on the podcast Tracy McMillan of Nelson Nygaard and Chrissy Mancini Nichols of Walker Consultants join the show to talk about density and the coronavirus. Though we end up talking more about institutions because density, while a big current topic, isn't in our minds why the virus is spreading. Odds and Ends 100,000 retail stores could be …
 
This week, SGV Connect goes macro and micro with a look at the just started public process on the county's water plan and studies why Pasadena is resisting the call to eliminate pedestrian crossing buttons before allowing people to legally cross the street at most intersections. Kris spoke with Matt Frary, Acting Principal Engieneer at Los Angeles …
 
A new BRT line connecting San Bernadino County to a series of cities in the San Gabriel Valley is expected to be approved at the May 6 meeting of San Bernadino County's regional transit agency's Board of Directors. Phase 1 of the BRT line, known as the "Miliken Alignment" of the West Valley Connector BRT will reach from the Pomona Downtown Metrolin…
 
This week on Mondays Chrissy Mancini Nichols joins the show to talk in more detail about the pandemic and slow streets. We take a bit of a deeper dive on the subject and think about how physical distancing might be a good metric for thinking about streets and for people and commerce. Main Theme - Streets for People Oakland slow streets - Curbed SF …
 
This week we’re joined by Warren Logan, Policy Director of Mobility and Inter Agency Relations for the City of Oakland. Warren talks with us about Oakland’s Coronavirus response including how they came up with initiatives to respond to the crisis and some of the specific implementations such as the Slow Streets Initiative. We dive deep into public …
 
This week's SGV Connect focuses on how the Coronavirus is impacting planning and transit throughout not just San Gabriel Valley, but all of Southern California. First up, Kris speaks with Demi Espinoza of the Safe Routes Partnership about the upcoming approval of SCAG's Connect SoCal document. Connect SoCal is a long-range plan that seeks to balanc…
 
This week on the podcast we chat with University of Iowa Law Professor Greg Shill. We were invited to talk at Manny’s in the Mission in San Francisco by the Urban Environmentalists group, an affiliate club of YIMBY Action. Greg chats with us mostly about his recent research and writing on the normalization of motordom and how we can’t really opt ou…
 
This week we chat about racial disparities in Coronavirus deaths, the coming housing crunch, and have some fun naming the Western States Pact. News Viral modeling of traffic - Inverse COVID-19 racial disparities - AP Newswire Coronavirus housing - Curbed Odds and Ends Don't flush the wipes - Smart Cities Dive Puppies and Butterflies Teddybear in th…
 
This week we’re joined by Gail Nehls and Leslie Patterson of Envida, a nonprofit transportation and home care organization. We chat about how transportation can help those with behavioral health concerns such as opioid addictions and schizophrenia, how innovation can change people's health outcomes, and the systems people need in rural areas to thr…
 
Tracy joins the show again to chat about pandemic economics, e-bikes in New York, and infrastructure spending. News Infrastructure bill - The Hill E-bikes now legal in NY - Fast Company Pandemic working paper - MIT News Odds and Ends Fuel economy rollback - LA Times Ann Arbor's carbon neutral plans - M Live Who is sheltering in place - New York Tim…
 
This week on the podcast we're joined by Chris Nelder of the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Energy Transition Show podcast. Chris chats with us about what cities and utilities need to think about as they electrify transportation and how rules and regulations might make it harder than it needs to be. We also chat about how municipal utilities like…
 
April 1 is Census Day! Every ten years, the United States government sends out a questionnaire to ask people living in America where they live and other questions about their lives. The final count of where people lives helps determine how the federal government allocates its money. So, the more people that fill out the census, the more money will …
 
This week on the show Tracy McMillan joins to talk about the recovery bill, HEB logistics, and why pigeons win the urban bird game. News Transport Stimulus - Eno Center HEB logistics - Texas Monthly Internet speeds - Tech Crunch Odds and Ends Pigeons take over - Inverse Italy on lockdown - The Conversation HSR patient transfer - NPR Story of the We…
 
This week, SGV Connect continues our coverage of the Coronavirus and our regional response. First, Kris speaks with Laura Raymond of ACT-LA and Jessica Meaney of Investing in Place about transit agencies' (especially Metro) response to the Coronavirus. Like many groups and organizations, transit agencies find themselves learning as they go along an…
 
This week Shut Ins Local #101 meets again to talk about quick transportation thinking from Seattle and Bogota while discussing urban design in the time of a pandemic. News Seattle designates curbs for pickup - City of Seattle Bogota expands bike lanes - Smart Cities World Austin Judge throws out council vote - KUT Odds and Ends Cleaner air, less tr…
 
This week we're joined by Tracy McMillan and Chrissy Mancini Nichols. We chat about the Coronavirus and some of the changes we might see after it passes. We chat about 3d printed homes outside of Austin and some of the reasons why transit is hard to do in the US. News Why is US Transit so hard to build - Motherboard Austin 3D printed houses - Fast …
 
This week we’re chatting with Geoff Boeing, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at USC. Geoff talks all things data and streets, focusing first on data usage, moving on to street network design, and then to urban design. For more information on us visit http://theoverheadwire.com Follo…
 
This week I'm solo on the podcast talking about corporate landlords, Austin Transportation, the BQE tunnel, Indianapolis' transit mayhem and more! News Indy transit threatened - Indianapolis Star An $11B tunnel for NYC? - New York Times Sunnyside Yards plan - Wall Street Journal Odds and Ends Austin expanding I-35? - Austin American Statesman Texas…
 
This is our last week at TRB and we're back on the poster board floor talking with professors and students about their research. This week they cover topics including trip routing with smart phones, stop sign impacts on safety, how rain affects bus travel times, transit agency equity analysis, and much more. To find out more about the presentations…
 
This week Chrissy Mancini Nichols is back on the show and we talk HS2 in England, London's congestion, Los Angeles data and disparities in urban areas in the United States. News LA wins Uber appeal - Los Angeles Times HS2 Moves Forward - Guardian Rose Lanes in Portland - Portland Oregonian Rich cities vs growing cities - New York Times Odds and End…
 
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