Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

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Sinopsis

Talking Headways is a podcast hosted by Streetsblog USA and Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire. We explore the intersection of transportation, urban planning, city living, and anything else that piques our interest.

Episodios

  • Episode 284: California High Speed Rails Next Steps

    Episode 284: California High Speed Rail's Next Steps

    14/05/2020 Duración: 43min

    This week on Talking Headways we’re joined by CAHSR Northern California Regional Director Boris Lipkin. He talks with us about the California High Speed Rail project and the recently released draft environmental work. Boris also gives us his thoughts on megaregions, megaproject management lessons, and the agency’s ability to use future funds available through stimulus programs.

  • Episode 61: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Institutional Control

    Episode 61: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Institutional Control

    12/05/2020 Duración: 59min

    This week on the podcast Tracy McMillan of Nelson Nygaard and Chrissy Mancini Nichols of Walker Consultants join the show to talk about density and the coronavirus. Though we end up talking more about institutions because density, while a big current topic, isn't in our minds why the virus is spreading. Odds and Ends 100,000 retail stores could be gone - USA Today Amsterdam to use the doughnut model - Fast Company Making pollinators citizens - The Guardian Main Theme Discussion - Density The Risks, know them - Dr. Erin Bromage Just wait on density talk - Dr. Lisa Schweitzer Density not the problem - CityLab A history of blaming place for problems - CityLab France says no to short haul flights - IRJ Density could be good for us after the pandemic - NY Times Puppies and Butterflies Jerry Stiller - "You Want a Piece of Me" You can't tickle yourself - Horizons

  • Episode 283: Housing and Golden Gates

    Episode 283: Housing and Golden Gates

    07/05/2020 Duración: 01h15min

    This week we're joined by journalist Conor Dougherty to talk about his book Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America.  Conor talks about growing up in San Francisco, his literary inspirations for the book, and the arc of some of the real characters in his book.

  • Episode 282: Houston Mayor Turners Complete Communities

    Episode 282: Houston Mayor Turner's Complete Communities

    30/04/2020 Duración: 19min

    This week we’re chatting with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.  Mayor Turner talks about the city’s Complete Communities program and how they are coordinating each city department to support historically under resourced neighborhoods.

  • Episode 60: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Slow Streets

    Episode 60: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Slow Streets

    28/04/2020 Duración: 01h05min

    This week on Mondays Chrissy Mancini Nichols joins the show to talk in more detail about the pandemic and slow streets. We take a bit of a deeper dive on the subject and think about how physical distancing might be a good metric for thinking about streets and  for people and commerce. Main Theme - Streets for People Oakland slow streets - Curbed SF New Zealand tactical urbanism - Forbes 100 miles of slow streets in NYC - Streetsblog NYC Milan has a post virus plan - Guardian Paris plans for bike lanes - Forbes Muni's post virus plans - SF Streetsblog Odds and Ends Large fall in CO2 - GreenBiz - Grist Census after a natural disaster - Texas Observer Colorado counties build own telecom - Colorado Sun As always you can support us on Patreon or by getting one of our scarves at TheOverheadWire.com  

  • Episode 281: Oaklands Coordinated Coronavirus Response

    Episode 281: Oakland's Coordinated Coronavirus Response

    23/04/2020 Duración: 47min

    This week we’re joined by Warren Logan, Policy Director of Mobility and Inter Agency Relations for the City of Oakland. Warren talks with us about Oakland’s Coronavirus response including how they came up with initiatives to respond to the crisis and some of the specific implementations such as the Slow Streets Initiative.  We dive deep into public engagement and how to think about coordination between different departments in new ways. Follow us @theoverhead wire on twitter or visit http://theoverheadwire.com  

  • Episode 280: Laws Prioritizing Cars Over People

    Episode 280: Laws Prioritizing Cars Over People

    16/04/2020 Duración: 01h17min

    This week on the podcast we chat with University of Iowa Law Professor Greg Shill.  We were invited to talk at Manny’s in the Mission in San Francisco by the Urban Environmentalists group, an affiliate club of YIMBY Action.  Greg chats with us mostly about his recent research and writing on the normalization of motordom and how we can’t really opt out of it, the idea of automobile supremacy, the legal subsidies to driving and even the tax benefits associated with cars.  

  • Episode 59: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Teddy Bear Windows

    Episode 59: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Teddy Bear Windows

    14/04/2020 Duración: 26min

    This week we chat about racial disparities in Coronavirus deaths, the coming housing crunch, and have some fun naming the Western States Pact. News Viral modeling of traffic - Inverse COVID-19 racial disparities - AP Newswire Coronavirus housing - Curbed Odds and Ends Don't flush the wipes - Smart Cities Dive Puppies and Butterflies Teddybear in the window - New York Times  

  • Episode 279: Improving Behavioral Health Through Transportation

    Episode 279: Improving Behavioral Health Through Transportation

    09/04/2020 Duración: 33min

    This week we’re joined by Gail Nehls and Leslie Patterson of Envida, a nonprofit transportation and home care organization. We chat about how transportation can help those with behavioral health concerns such as opioid addictions and schizophrenia, how innovation can change people's health outcomes, and the systems people need in rural areas to thrive.

  • Episode 58: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Silver Linings

    Episode 58: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Silver Linings

    07/04/2020 Duración: 53min

    Tracy joins the show again to chat about pandemic economics, e-bikes in New York, and infrastructure spending. News Infrastructure bill - The Hill E-bikes now legal in NY - Fast Company Pandemic working paper - MIT News Odds and Ends Fuel economy rollback - LA Times Ann Arbor's carbon neutral plans - M Live Who is sheltering in place - New York Times Story of the Week Infrastructure spending ideas - World Economic Forum Puppies and Butterflies Paper Machet animals in Flagstaff - Arizona Daily Sun

  • Episode 278: Setting Up Cities for Electric Vehicles

    Episode 278: Setting Up Cities for Electric Vehicles

    02/04/2020 Duración: 49min

    This week on the podcast we're joined by Chris Nelder of the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Energy Transition Show podcast. Chris chats with us about what cities and utilities need to think about as they electrify transportation and how rules and regulations might make it harder than it needs to be. We also chat about how municipal utilities like Seattle are ahead of the curve and whether your local gas station might disappear.

  • Episode 57: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Pandemic Logistics

    Episode 57: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Pandemic Logistics

    31/03/2020 Duración: 56min

    This week on the show Tracy McMillan joins to talk about the recovery bill, HEB logistics, and why pigeons win the urban bird game. News Transport Stimulus - Eno Center HEB logistics - Texas Monthly Internet speeds - Tech Crunch Odds and Ends Pigeons take over - Inverse Italy on lockdown - The Conversation HSR patient transfer - NPR Story of the Week The trips not taken - Streetsblog USA Puppies and Butterflies Strutting Goats - Twitter

  • Episode 277: Corridors Where the Bus is King

    Episode 277: Corridors Where the Bus is King

    26/03/2020 Duración: 44min

    This week we're joined by Lindiwe Rennert, Transit Planner at the City of Boston.  She chats with us about her work on the Warren Street corridor; the creation of bus priority for the many riders on the corridor, and how to get feedback on projects.

  • Episode 56: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Urban Design in a Pandemic

    Episode 56: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Urban Design in a Pandemic

    24/03/2020 Duración: 01h06min

    This week Shut Ins Local #101 meets again to talk about quick transportation thinking from Seattle and Bogota while discussing urban design in the time of a pandemic. News Seattle designates curbs for pickup - City of Seattle Bogota expands bike lanes - Smart Cities World Austin Judge throws out council vote - KUT Odds and Ends Cleaner air, less traffic - New York Times Utah pushes forward with renewable plan - Utility Dive Grocery workers deemed essential emergency - The Hill Story of the Week Design in a pandemic - Curbed Puppies and Butterflies The online TP calculator - CNN

  • Episode 276: The Annual Prediction Show with Yonah Freemark

    Episode 276: The Annual Prediction Show with Yonah Freemark

    19/03/2020 Duración: 49min

    This week we're joined by Yonah Freemark of the Transport Politic for his eighth appearance on the show.  We look back at past transit predictions and then make a few more for next year. We talk about building subways around the country and cheer ourselves up about the state of transit as well. 

  • Episode 55: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Shelter in Place

    Episode 55: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Shelter in Place

    17/03/2020 Duración: 57min

    This week we're joined by Tracy McMillan and Chrissy Mancini Nichols. We chat about the Coronavirus and some of the changes we might see after it passes. We chat about 3d printed homes outside of Austin and some of the reasons why transit is hard to do in the US. News Why is US Transit so hard to build - Motherboard Austin 3D printed houses - Fast Company Poverty Reduction Plan - WHYY Odds and Ends Amazon nixed green shipping - Bloomberg Equitable home sizes - Fast Company Story of the Week Satellite Carbon Analysis - NASA A new housing bill from CA Sen Scott Weiner - LA Times Puppies and Butterflies Cat Tracker - National Geographic Arnold's PSA - CNN Penguins - Chicago Tribune

  • Episode 275: The Communist Leanings of Charlotte (Streets)

    Episode 275: The Communist Leanings of Charlotte (Streets)

    12/03/2020 Duración: 46min

    This week we’re chatting with Geoff Boeing, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at USC. Geoff talks all things data and streets, focusing first on data usage, moving on to street network design, and then to urban design. For more information on us visit http://theoverheadwire.com Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire    

  • Episode 54: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Tunnel Vision

    Episode 54: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Tunnel Vision

    10/03/2020 Duración: 36min

    This week I'm solo on the podcast talking about corporate landlords, Austin Transportation, the BQE tunnel, Indianapolis' transit mayhem and more! News Indy transit threatened - Indianapolis Star An $11B tunnel for NYC? - New York Times Sunnyside Yards plan - Wall Street Journal Odds and Ends Austin expanding I-35? - Austin American Statesman Texas high speed rail deal - RFI Heathrow 3rd runway stopped - Guardian Story of the Week New Mobility + Transit - Traffic Technology Today Germany's pedestrian plan framework - City Fix Corporate Landlords - New York Times DC plan for free transit - Washington Post Free transit reaction - GGWash Puppies and Butterflies Oldest buildings in US cities - ArchDaily   For more information on our work visit http://theoverheadwire Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire

  • Episode 274: Housing on the Bus Yard

    Episode 274: Housing on the Bus Yard

    05/03/2020 Duración: 46min

    This week on the podcast we are chatting with Adrienne Heim and Rafe Rabalais from the SFMTA about the Potrero Yard electric bus and housing project. We chat about modernization, planning, electricity use and much much more!

  • Episode 273: It Came from TRB! Poster Session Part 2

    Episode 273: It Came from TRB! Poster Session Part 2

    27/02/2020 Duración: 28min

    This is our last week at TRB and we're back on the poster board floor talking with professors and students about their research. This week they cover topics including trip routing with smart phones, stop sign impacts on safety, how rain affects bus travel times, transit agency equity analysis, and much more. To find out more about the presentations or people, links are provided below. Rebecca Kiriazes - Georgia Tech - Research Yousteena Bocktor - McGill University - Research Patrick Loa - University of Toronto - Research Margarita Novales - Universidade Da Coruna Spain - Research Torrey Lyons - UNC Chapel Hill - Research Sultan Ali  - Florida International University Travis Moe/Nicolas Farenchak - University of New Mexico - Research Andrew Schouten - UCLA ITS Josef Szende - NYCDOT

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