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Mondays 91: Ten Senator Monte

June 15, 2021
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This week on Mondays, Chrissy Mancini Nichols joins the show and we talk about the weight of EVs, Amazon’s dangerous delivery algorithm, and of course the many infrastructure bills and plans. Check below for the links.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 337: Putting City Character and Authenticity in Context

June 10, 2021

This week we’re joined once again by author Chuck Wolfe to talk about his book Sustaining a City’s Culture and Character.  We talk about sustainable travel and the “character” and “authenticity” of places.  We also talk in detail about the importance of context when considering planning for the future.

For the full (unedited for now) podcast, hop below the fold.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 336: More Highways, More Driving

June 3, 2021

This week we’re joined by Ben Holland, Senior Associate at the Rocky Mountain Institute to talk about important strategies for reducing emissions in the transportation and land use sectors.  We talk about the disconnect between techno-optimists and urbanists in climate change approach, RMI’s new Colorado induced travel calculator, and the hard choices regions have on transportation and development.

Below is a full (unedited for now) transcript:

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 335: A Framework for Inclusive Healthy Places

May 27, 2021

This week on Talking Headways we’re joined by Sharon Roerty, Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Maki Kawaguchi, a Director at Gehl to talk about the Inclusive Healthy Places Framework.  Sharon and Maki talk about the importance of creating spaces that bring dignity to all users, the importance of evaluating existing spaces, and creating a data driven and people first approach to creating inclusive healthy places.

For a complete (and for now unedited) transcript, click below the fold:

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 333: Scheduling Cities and An Infrastructure Optimization

May 13, 2021

This week we’re joined by Laura Schewel, Co-founder and CEO of Streetlight Data and Carlo Ratti, Director of MIT’s SENSEible City Lab to talk about what we’ve learned from data during the pandemic. They also chat about what it would mean for infrastructure to be optimized if we rescheduled cities in a way that works for everyone at all times of day.

For the full (currently unedited) transcript click through below:

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 330: Main Street

April 21, 2021

This week we’re joined by Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health at The New School, to talk about her book Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us All. Dr. Fullilove chats about the psychology of place, the strength of weak ties, and how cities are a part of nature.

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Episode 329 (Unedited) Transcript: MUTCD

April 14, 2021

This week we’re joined by former Seattle Mayor And Executive Director of America Walks Mike McGinn. Mike chats with us about the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and why now is the time to speak up in order to make important changes.

For the full unedited for now transcript, join us after the jump!

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 328: Street Commerce

April 8, 2021

This week we’re joined by Professor Andres Sevtsuk, professor of Urban Science at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning to talk about his book Street Commerce: Creating More Vibrant Urban Sidewalks. We chat the importance of location in urban retail, the city factors that might determine a store’s success, and why urban retail should be studied more in planning school.

For the full (at the moment unedited) transcript, see below.

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