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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 451: Supporting Local Culture Through Development

September 21, 2023

This week we’re joined by Phoenix community builder Tim Sprague. We chat about supporting local culture through development projects and the importance of sustainable development and transportation.

Today’s podcast was produced in partnership with Mpact. To learn more about the annual conference, visit http://mpactmobility.org

To listen to this episode, visit Streetsblog USA or find it in our archive.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 450: Land Use to Reduce Transportation Emissions

September 13, 2023

This week we’re joined by Zack Subin of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation and Ben Holland of the Rocky Mountain Institute. Ben and Zack join us to talk about their report Urban Land Use Reform on the importance of land use in reducing travel and emissions.

You can listen to this episode at Streetsblog USA or find it in our archive.

Research Notes:

  • Review of recent state land use legislation from Mercatus, including highlighting the WA package, and earlier this year from Terner
  • Review of recent trends in VMT/capita by state: WA at head of the pack
  • Jenny Schuetz’ Brookings blog summary of her book, which includes a discussion of housing reforms across levels of government and political economy considerations
    • More discussion of the rationale for state governments to lead in this Niskanen Center report
  • Thea Riofrancos et al and UC Davis report on lithium requirements to decarbonize US transportation
  • Shane Phillips’ paper on the case for broad upzoning, summarized by Todd Litman in Planetizen
  • Coolclimate CA planning scenarios from Chris Jones’s team, with linked paper, and 2022 update featured in the NY Times.

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(Edited) Podcast Transcript 449: Getting High Speed Rail Sooner

September 6, 2023

This week we’re sharing a panel discussion on how California High Speed Rail could be sped up. Hosted by Rodger Rudick of Streetsblog SF, Climate Advocate Carter Lavin, Eric Eidlin, Station Planning Manager for the City of San Jose, and Boris Lipkin of the California High Speed Rail Authority discuss what it would take to get the project done faster and all the potential benefits.

You can watch a video of the panel here on YouTube.

You can listen to this episode as a podcast at Streetsblog USA or find it in our archive.

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Mondays 139: Do Pedestrians Exist in the Models?

September 4, 2023

This week on Mondays we’re joined by Kevin DeGood of The Center for American Progress to talk about a study by NCDOT and NC State on Connected Autonomous Vehicles at Intersections.  This leads into a discussion about policy related to autonomous vehicles and saturation. It’s not our usual Mondays news format but it’s a shorter show and gets right to the point!


(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 448: A Bootcamp for Infrastructure

August 30, 2023

This week we’re joined by Dr. Robert Blaine of the National League of Cities. We talk about their work helping smaller cities apply for federal infrastructure grants through a bootcamp program and chat about local grant writing capacity and what success looks like.

To listen to this episode, visit Streetsblog USA or our archives page.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 447: Leadership for the 15 Minute City

August 23, 2023

This week we’re joined by Yvonne Yeung to talk about ULI’s recent report, Building 15 Minute Communities: a Leadership Guide. We chat about how the guide can help create good development that reduces the need to drive, and supports our climate emissions reduction goals.

Also make sure to sign up for the Webinar on September 13th.

You can listen to this episode at Streetsblog USA or at our archive site.

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Mondays 138: Phoenix Rising

August 21, 2023

This week Ryan Wozniak joins the podcast to talk about Phoenix transportation policy, why people are moving to the sunbelt, truth in car advertising, Philly’s plans for its own high line and much more!

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 446: Do It for the Neighborhood Part 2

August 16, 2023

This week we’re listening in to PART 2 of a one to one conversation between David Longoria of LISC in Phoenix and Ryan Winkle of RAIL CDC. They discuss the community work they are doing in Mesa along the light rail line and how they respond to unforeseen outcomes.

This episode was produced in partnership with Mpact. Find out more about the annual conference at http://mpactmobility.org

To listen in on this episode, check out Streetsblog USA, or find it in our archive.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 445: Do It for the Neighborhood Part 1

August 9, 2023

This week we’re listening in to PART 1 of a one to one conversation between David Longoria of LISC in Phoenix and Ryan Winkle of RAIL CDC. They discuss the community work they are doing in Mesa along the light rail line and the impact their work has on local businesses.

To listen to this episode, head to Streetsblog USA or find it at our archive site.

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Mondays 137: No Retreat, No Surrender

August 8, 2023

This week on Mondays we’re joined by Chrissy Mancini Nichols to talk about a whole host of transportation topics including Lyft’s potential sale of its bike share business, how housing affects dating, congestion pricing politics and more!

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 444: The Rising Seas

August 2, 2023

This week we’re joined once more by Susan Crawford, author and Harvard Law Professor to talk about her new book, Charleston: Race, Water, and the Coming Storm. Susan chats with us about sea level rise, city solutions, and opportunities to rethink our responses.

To listen to this episode, check it out on Streetsblog USA or find it at our archive site.

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Mondays 136: Everywhere is the Same

July 31, 2023

This week on Mondays at The Overhead Wire we delve into sameness around the world, climate change extremes, and Amsterdam’s red light district.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 443: Planning for Generative AI

July 26, 2023

This week we’re chatting with David Wasserman of Alta Planning and Mike Flaxman of Heavy.AI about generative artificial intelligence. We chat about what generative AI is and how it is trained, and some of the ways it could be used or misused in a planning and transportation context.

To listen to this episode, visit Streetsblog USA or our hosting archive.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 442: Pricing the Priceless

July 19, 2023

This week we’re joined by Paula DiPerna to talk about her book Pricing the Priceless: The Financial Transformation to Value the Planet, Solve the Climate Crisis, and Protect Our Most Precious Assets. We chat about how nature is working for us for free and how we should value those services as well as the financial mechanisms we could use to save the planet. She also shares how she got the Vatican to pledge to go net zero and lessons from working with Jacques Cousteau.

To listen to this episode, visit Streetsblog USA or our hosting archive.

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Mondays 135: Cones of Shame

July 17, 2023

This week on the podcast we are solo and chatting about a lot of different topics from banning drive thrus to AI bias, to impacts of climate change. We also dive into the week of the cone here in San Francisco.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 441: Paying by the Mile

This week we’re joined by Mike Warren, Senior Vice President at WSP. Mike chats with us about road user charging including how the discussion has changed over the last decade and the idea of treating roads as a utility by paying for driving by the mile. We also discuss policy considerations including reducing driving and congestion, privacy considerations, and replacing existing use taxes.

To listen to this episode, listen in at Streetsblog USA or find it in our hosting archive.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 440: All Possible Commutes

July 5, 2023

This week we’re joined by Hussein Mahfouz of Transport for Cairo and Adham Kalila of Streetlight Data to talk about their new report created for NUMO, All Possible Commutes: How Micromobility and Realistic Car Travel Times Impact Accessibility Analysis. We learn about measuring car travel more accurately, how micromobility can improve accessibility, and a bit about transportation in the Cairo metro region.

To listen to this episode, visit Streetsblog USA or our hosting archive at Libsyn.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 439: In a Bad State

June 29, 2023

This week we’re joined by Yale Law professor David Schleicher to talk about his new book, In a Bad State: Responding to State and Local Budget Crises. We chat about how historic fiscal crisis shape similar responses today and how infrastructure funding plays out in the United States.

Listen to this episode at Streetsblog USA or find it at our hosting archive.

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Mondays 134: Transportation Chicken

June 26, 2023

This week we’re Han Solo again, but we’ve got some interesting studies on homelessness and managed retreat from flooding. We also share some stories on Arizona’s transportation tax, and research on social inclusion and lack of transportation options. Listen in!

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 438: The Urban Jungle

June 21, 2023

This week we’re joined by Ben Wilson to talk about his most recent book Urban Jungle: The History and Future of Nature in the City. We chat about how plants took root in the rubble of wars and blank spaces and how cities could be more circular and sustainable.

To listen to this episode, visit Streetsblog USA or our hosting archive.

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Mondays 133: Grocery Wagons Ho!

June 12, 2023

This week on Mondays at The Overhead Wire we’re Han Solo but that doesn’t stop us from talking about how to get groceries home without a car, how insurance could save us from climate catastrophe, and whether Houston should ditch its MPO to get better representation.

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