37 episodes

A podcast highlighting the new normal of urbanism in our globalized cities, as told by Kristen Jeffers and Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman - two female urbanists.

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A podcast highlighting the new normal of urbanism in our globalized cities, as told by Kristen Jeffers and Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman - two female urbanists.

    Cities and Culture w/ Rebecca Greenwald

    Cities and Culture w/ Rebecca Greenwald

    Cities are host to a variety of cultural assets, from local music to theatre, community arts and nightclubs. But not all of them prioritize these assets or their infrastructure — the spaces where creatives work, live and perform. In the quest to attract the “creative class”, these cities can neglect the very culture creators who made them attractive places to begin with. For the sake of avoiding the scourge of the “non-place”, Rebecca Greenwald has a simple request: listen to your creatives, preserve your cultural assets, and create a culture that is authentic and attractive for locals and tourists alike. 

    Check out our conversation with Rebecca, and be sure to check out her article with Yvonne Lo on Next City for more on the full report for the World Cities Culture Forum. 

    Don’t forget — we’re a crowdfunded podcast, which means we rely on YOU! If you like what you hear, contribute to our efforts by becoming our patron at www.patreon.com/thirdwaveurbanism. Thank you to our supporters, and thank you all for listening, sharing, and doing what you do!

    Episode references:
    Making Space for Culture (World Cities Culture Forum) :
    http://www.worldcitiescultureforum.com/assets/others/171020_MSFC_Report_DIGITAL.pdf

    Making Space for Culture: How Cities Can Preserve Their Valued (and Valuable) Cultural Assets - https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/making-space-for-culture-how-cities-can-preserve-their-valued-and-valuable

    Intro and closing music is “Urban Life” by Gustavs Strazdin used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

    • 42 min
    Nighttime Design w/ Leni Schwendinger

    Nighttime Design w/ Leni Schwendinger

    The night has the power to invoke a myriad of emotions — from fear to romance, melancholy to excitement. Whatever your feelings, the fact remains that the nighttime consists of half of our time on this earth, and that means half of our time in our cities as well. What can we do to ensure that our cities are truly taking advantage of their 24-hour needs? What does it mean to design for nighttime? 

    In this episode we talk with Leni Schwendinger, an expert on nighttime design and Director of Nightseeing (and so much more!), on the many types of light, what to do on a light walk, and how to take a holistic look at our cities’ daily light cycles. 

    Don’t forget — we’re a crowdfunded podcast, which means we rely on YOU! If you like our intersectional take on urbanism, you can contribute to our efforts by becoming our patron at www.patreon.com/thirdwaveurbanism. Thank you to our supporters, and thank you all for listening, sharing, and doing what you do!

    As always, you can keep up with our thoughts and send us your comments on Twitter or Instagram: 
    Katrina can be found at @think_katrina
    Kristen can be found at @blackurbanist

    Episode references:
    The Nighttseeing™ Program: http://www.nightseeing.net/

    The video of Smart Everyday Nighttime Design in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDRG0R8kB1E&feature=youtu.be

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    Intro and closing music is “Urban Life” by Gustavs Strazdin used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

    • 54 min
    Making Architecture More Diverse w/ Perkins+Will

    Making Architecture More Diverse w/ Perkins+Will

    African Americans make up about 12 percent of the population in the U.S. but only about two percent of registered architects, with African American women consisting of .02 percent of architects overall. If the practice is meant to reflect the people being designed for, it will need to find ways to promote diversity within the field and in educational programs. In this episode we talk with three members of Perkins+Will, one of the first big US studios to hire a Director of Global Diversity, who are aiming to do just that. 

    Our guests include: Gabrielle Bullock, an active member of NOMA (the National Organization of Minority Architects), Director of Global Diversity and leader of Perkins+Will’s Diversity+Inclusion+Engagement Strategic Plan; Nick Seierup, Design Principal in the Los Angeles office and inaugural Visiting Scholar at Tuskegee University; and Kevin Holland, Director of Operations at Perkins+Will LA, also on the Architectural Advisory Board at Tuskegee University and a past President of NOMA. 

    Don’t forget — we’re a crowdfunded podcast, which means we rely on YOU! If you like our intersectional take on urbanism, you can contribute to our efforts by becoming our patron at www.patreon.com/thirdwaveurbanism. Thank you to our supporters, and thank you all for listening, sharing, and doing what you do!

    As always, you can keep up with our thoughts and send us your comments on Twitter or Instagram: 
    Katrina can be found at @think_katrina
    Kristen can be found at @blackurbanist

    Episode references:
    Perkins+Will Diversity + Inclusion + Engagement Initiative: https://perkinswill.com/purpose/diversity

    Perkins+Will and Tuskegee University Annual Visiting Scholar Program: http://perkinswill.com/news/tuskegee-university-launch-annual-professional-visiting-scholar-program

    National Organization of Minority Architects: http://www.noma.net/

    Architects Newspaper’s interview with Gabrielle Bullock: https://archpaper.com/2016/10/talks-gabrielle-bullock-director-global-diversity-perkinswill/
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    Intro and closing music is “Urban Life” by Gustavs Strazdin used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

    • 47 min
    LIVE in Chicago at NACTO Designing Cities Conference w/ Skye Duncan!

    LIVE in Chicago at NACTO Designing Cities Conference w/ Skye Duncan!

    We are so delighted to have been invited to this year’s annual NACTO Designing Cities conference! In this very special live recording we talk with Skye Duncan, Director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative, about their upcoming initiative on children and caretakers. A huge thank you to Corinne Kisner and the entire team at NACTO for inviting us to present, and to Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire for the live broadcast and podcast recording! 

    Don’t forget — we’re a crowdfunded podcast! If you like our intersectional take on urbanism, you can contribute to our efforts by becoming our patron. Check out our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/thirdwaveurbanism for more details. Thank you to our supporters, and thank you all for listening, sharing, and doing what you do!

    As always, you can keep up with our thoughts and send us your comments on Twitter or Instagram: 
    Katrina can be found at @think_katrina
    Kristen can be found at @blackurbanist

    Episode references:
    NACTO’s Designing Cities Conference: https://nacto.org/conference/designing-cities-conference-chicago-2017/

    The Global Designing Cities Initiative: https://globaldesigningcities.org/

    The Overhead Wire podcast with Jeff Wood: https://theoverheadwire.com/

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    Intro and closing music is “Urban Life” by Gustavs Strazdin used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

    • 26 min
    Legalized Airbnb w/ Nina Feldman

    Legalized Airbnb w/ Nina Feldman

    Airbnb can be a contentious issue — it can give you a more affordable place to stay, a more authentic experience in a city, and allow you to meet new people from the places you’re visiting. On the other hand, it can “black out” entire blocks of tourists, drive up prices, and take valuable rental units off the market that could otherwise potentially be affordable. In this week’s Next City partnered article, contributor Nina Feldman walks us through the New Orleans experience — a city reliant upon its tourism industry — six months after it implemented regulations on legalized Airbnb. 

    Don’t forget — we’re a crowdfunded podcast! If you like our intersectional take on urbanism, you can contribute to our efforts by becoming our patron. Check out our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/thirdwaveurbanism for more details. Thank you to our supporters, and thank you all for listening, sharing, and doing what you do!

    As always, you can keep up with our thoughts and send us your comments on Twitter or Instagram: 
    Katrina can be found at @think_katrina
    Kristen can be found at @blackurbanist

    Episode references:
    Main article by Nina Feldman, Here’s What New Orleans Looks Like Six Months Into Legalized Airbnb — https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/heres-what-new-orleans-looks-like-one-year-after-legalizing-airbnb

    Our live recording scheduled for NACTO’s Designing Cities conference this week! —  https://nacto.org/event/live-podcast-third-wave-urbanism/

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    Intro and closing music is “Urban Life” by Gustavs Strazdin used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

    • 59 min
    Catching up with Kristen + Katrina

    Catching up with Kristen + Katrina

    It’s been a busy month for us between trips abroad, conferences, and new jobs, so we thought it would be a good time to sit down for a catch-up chat. Tune in as we discuss blog baby anniversaries, feminist planning in Stockholm, and Placemaking Week in Amsterdam. And stay tuned for some special announcements from the two of us, including a live recording of Third Wave Urbanism at NACTO’s Designing Cities conference next week in Chicago where we’ll be interviewing Skye Duncan, Director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative! 

    If you like these conversations and advocating for human-scale cities, you can donate to our efforts on our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/thirdwaveurbanism. Thank you to our supporters, and thank you all for listening, sharing, and doing what you do!

    As always, you can keep up with our thoughts and send us your comments on Twitter or Instagram: 
    Katrina can be found at @think_katrina
    Kristen can be found at @blackurbanist

    Episode references:
    Our live recording scheduled for NACTO’s Designing Cities conference November 1st: https://nacto.org/event/live-podcast-third-wave-urbanism/

    Placemaking Week in Amsterdam: https://www.pps.org/blog/placemaking-week-2017-hello-amsterdam/

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    Intro and closing music is “Urban Life” by Gustavs Strazdin used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

    • 44 min

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