This week we're joined by Doug Farr, president of Farr Associates and author of Sustainable Nation. Doug talks about different patterns of urbanism, how we can take a bottom-up approach to changing our cities, Burning Man, and why Alexis de Tocqueville's 1835 work, Democracy in America, is relevant today.
This week I chat with Susan Henderson of PlaceMakers about the use and benefits of form-based codes.
Patrick Siegman of Siegman & Associates joins the podcast for spirited discussion about the etymology of the word parking, the legend that is Donald Shoup, and why parking gets so personal.
This week's guest is Tom Madrecki, director of urban innovation and mobility at UPS. Tom discusses the costs of congestion to UPS, and why streets that prioritize solo car trips don't work for walking, biking, or deliveries.
This week we talk with Stan Wall of HR&A Advisors. Stan tells us about his earlier work as director of real estate and station planning for WMATA in Washington DC, including an interesting case study -- the redevelopment at the NoMa transit station -- his favorite projects, and what "value capture" actually means.
This week's guest is transit analyst and writer Alon Levy, whose work comparing the capital costs of rail construction across cities and countries has become increasingly influential.
This week on the podcast we’re joined by Joe DiStefano of Urban Footprint. We talk about Joe’s past work with Calthorpe Associates, where he did regional planning. Joe also talks about creating digital tools for big planning ideas, the importance of planners having information at their fingertips, and how planners should remind everyone that plans are about people.
Welcome back Mariia Zimmerman of MZ Strategies for her second appearance on the podcast and discussion of how livability initiatives have changed over time at the federal level.
We’ve got a great episode this week with Los Angeles DOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds. Hear how she got into transportation planning and how she views the future of streets, air rights of way, and the best way for cities to collaborate with private mobility services.
This week, author Daniel Sperling joins us to talk about his new book, Three Revolutions, which examines the potential sea change in transportation as a result of electrification, automation, and shared rides. We discuss how he came to believe that shared rides are the future, the role of regulation during these transformations, and what all this change means for auto manufacturers.
Jarrett Walker of Human Transit fame joins the podcast this week to talk about how to communicate transportation and planning concepts to the public. Jarrett tells us about the importance of humanities majors in transportation professions, why NIMBYs feel the way they do, and how we can think differently about the language we use to discuss housing and transportation.