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Creative insights on cities, culture, technology, politics, and more, including interviews with mayors and other thought leaders from around America and the world, from Aaron Renn, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

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Creative insights on cities, culture, technology, politics, and more, including interviews with mayors and other thought leaders from around America and the world, from Aaron Renn, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

    The Dallas Way of Urbanism (with Rik Adamski)

    The Dallas Way of Urbanism (with Rik Adamski)

    Risk Adamski of Ash+Lime joins me to talk about urbanism in Dallas. We discuss the state of urbanism in the city, the nature of the "Dallas way" of urbanism, and also a bit about the city's little known Fair Park (home to a World's Fair in the 1930s), as well as creative redevelopment of aging suburban retail centers in the area.

    • 32 min
    Bus Rapid Transit in Indianapolis (with Jerome Horne)

    Bus Rapid Transit in Indianapolis (with Jerome Horne)

    Jerome Horne of IndyGo, the Indianapolis transit agency, joins me to talk about the city's new Bus Rapid Transit network now under construction, as well as its new fare payment system and overall bus network redesign. This collection of changes represents a quantum leap in transit service for a city traditionally lacking it.

    • 13 min
    Reinventing City Procurement (with Sascha Haselmayer)

    Reinventing City Procurement (with Sascha Haselmayer)

    Sacha Haselmayer of CityMart(https://www.citymart.com/) joins me to discuss how government can reinvent procurement into an innovation engine for government transformation - and significant significant improvements to supplier diversity at the same time.

    • 20 min
    Updates on Chicago (New Mayor) and New York (Congestion Pricing)

    Updates on Chicago (New Mayor) and New York (Congestion Pricing)

    Nicole Gelinas, Seth Barron and I discuss recent events in Chicago and New York in this edition of the City Journal 10 Blocks podcast. We review the recent mayoral election in the Windy City and the passage of a new flawed congestion pricing law in New York.

    • 29 min
    The Quest for Human Flourishing (with Tyler VanderWeele)

    The Quest for Human Flourishing (with Tyler VanderWeele)

    Tyler VanderWeele, director of Harvard's Human Flourishing Project, joins me to discuss their work, including what human flourishing is, the state of society today, what factors produce a more flourishing life, and how we can individual can maximize our chances of finding it.

    • 16 min
    Chicago: Past, Present, Future

    Chicago: Past, Present, Future

    A reprise of a talk I gave at the University of Chicago on the history of the city, it's long list of present day strengths, it's problems and challenges, and its key to-dos going forward.

    • 21 min

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