Category Archives: Blog








Mondays 36: This is Our Planet

September 23, 2019

Laramie Bowron, Principal Planning Director at Swiftly joins the show to talk about climate change, transit ridership, flight shame, and potential transit related Halloween costumes.

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Episode 31 – The Vanlords

July 22, 2019

This week I’m doing a solo show but we talk about some interesting stuff. Childless cities, living in rented vans, and transportation leadership.

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Episode 30: Utopia with Avery Trufelman

July 15, 2019

This week we’re joined by Tracy McMillan and Avery Trufelman! Avery talks about her new podcast in association with Curbed called Nice Try! And the gang talks about utopian cities, new transportation bills, and Pokemon Go!

For any of the stories we covered click on the links below the fold.

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Episode 29: Housing in Space!

July 8, 2019

This week we’re doing a solo show! We talk about a lot of things including housing, Portland’s potential subway, and Oregon’s zoning change.

 

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Mondays #27 & #28

June 17, 2019

Chrissy Mancini Nichols joins for these two episodes.

Episode 27 – The Lentil Soup that Could

Episode 28 – A Suburban Definition



Mondays #23 – Han Shot First

April 8, 2019

 

This week I’m doing a solo show reviewing the news because I’ll be gone the rest of the month and wanted to share a few things with listeners. Below are the articles we cover in the show. Hope you enjoy it!

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National Links: Autonomous Buses and Sim City Planners

March 12, 2019

Each week we write a piece with the most interesting articles of the week for Greater Greater Washington and syndicate it to Urban Milwaukee and Streets.mn. We take the most clicked posts of the week from The Overhead Wire daily and write about the most interesting ones.  Follow beyond the crease to
read up on some of this week’s most interesting pieces.

Singapore Preps Full Size Autonomous Buses: The Asian city-state of Singapore will soon begin trialing Volvo’s full-size electric autonomous buses at the campus of Nanyang Technological University. Singapore is aiming to operate scheduled services in residential areas away from the city center by 2022. Committed to launching autonomous public transit, it even built a mini town complete with intersections, bus stops, and pedestrian crossings to test driverless vehicles. (Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg)

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National Links: Concrete and Congestion Pricing

March 4, 2019

Each week we write a piece with the most interesting articles of the week for Greater Greater Washington and syndicate it to Urban Milwaukee and Streets.mn. We take the most clicked posts of the week from The Overhead Wire daily and write about the most interesting ones.  Follow beyond the crease to
read up on some of this week’s most interesting pieces.

Car-Free, Bike-Friendly City in Colorado: Wealth Guru Pete Adeney has partnered with a Dutch urban design consultancy to explore car-free, bike-friendly city outside Denver. The one-square-mile plot would be home to 50,000 people. Adeney’s strategy would be to buy land outside an existing city stems from avoiding any “antique car-based building/zoning rules.” The development would be modeled after Dutch cities, featuring density and short distances. Other planned features include a skate park, BMX track, and dark-sky compliant lighting. (Carlton Reid | Forbes)

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National Links: Modern Metropolis and This Old House

February 25, 2019

Each week we write a piece with the most interesting articles of the week for Greater Greater Washington and syndicate it to Urban Milwaukee and Streets.mn. We take the most clicked posts of the week from The Overhead Wire daily and write about the most interesting ones.  Follow beyond the crease to
read up on some of this week’s most interesting pieces.

Europe’s Modern Metropolis: Rotterdam, Netherlands, was almost completely leveled in World War II. From the rebuilding effort came a city unlike London or its sibling Amsterdam. Full of concrete, steel, and glass, it emerged as its own quirky modern city. Beyond its unique architecture, you can expect barley ice cream, cube homes, or the Natural History Museum’s odd exhibit on “freakish” animal deaths. After all, the postwar effort intended to not simply rebuild Rotterdam as it was, but to create a new modern metropolis from scratch. (William O’Connor | Daily Beast)

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