Episode 32: No Durian on the Train with Laura Bliss

July 29, 2019

This week Anna Muessig returns and we’re joined by Laura Bliss to talk about her latest pieces in CityLab on NIMBYs, YIMBYs, EVs, and Digital Twins.  We also chat a bit about Nathan Heller’s New Yorker article on the impact of the automobile.

Laura’s CityLab News

NIMBYs vs YIMBYs – CityLab

Should EVs pay per mile? – CityLab


CA bypasses fuel standards – Route Fifty

Madrid keeps central car ban – CityLab

Neighborways built to connect slow transport – Indianapolis Star

Odds and Ends

Curb cuts for all of New York – 6sqft

Facial recognition banned from HUD housing – CNet

Story of the Week

Digital Twins – CityLab

Was the automobile a terrible mistake? New Yorker

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