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A review of the week's top stories at the intersection of sustainable transportation, urban planning, and economic development. Hosted by Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire.

Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast The Overhead Wire

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A review of the week's top stories at the intersection of sustainable transportation, urban planning, and economic development. Hosted by Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire.

    Episode 302: Right of Way with Angie Schmitt

    Episode 302: Right of Way with Angie Schmitt

    This week we’re chatting with Angie Schmitt about her new book Right of Way: Race, Class, and the silent epidemic of pedestrian deaths in America. Angie talks with us about why she wrote the book and what she hopes folks can take away from it.

    • 35 min
    Episode 70: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Armageddon Layercake

    Episode 70: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Armageddon Layercake

    This week we're joined by Joe DiStefano of Urban Footprint to talk about free transit, innovation in cities, building dams for new water resources in Colorado and their work on COVID-19 resources.
    Talking Headways 183 with Joe
    Odds and Ends
    Innovation in time of COVID - Fast Company
    Free transit trial in LA - LA Streetsblog
    What Can a Body Do - The New Yorker
    Colorado water needs - Denver Post
    COVID hot spots - Urban Footprint

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 301: Bringing Back the Carpool

    Episode 301: Bringing Back the Carpool

    This week we’re chatting with Dani Simons, Head of Public Sector Partnerships at Waze. Dani chats with us about Waze’s focus on carpooling, how the company uses data to support its users, and her impressions of other country’s transportation progress.

    • 45 min
    Episode 300!: Town Planning in Practice and a Celebration

    Episode 300!: Town Planning in Practice and a Celebration

    This week is episode 300!!  I can't believe we made it this far! So to celebrate we're sharing chapter one of our recently released audiobook Town Planning in Practice by Raymond Unwin. This classic from 1909 was one of the first to discuss town planning and urban design at the beginning of the 20th century. 

    • 33 min
    Episode 69: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Machinations of Evil

    Episode 69: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Machinations of Evil

    This week Chrissy Mancini Nichols joins the show to talk about ADUs, heat solutions, curb management and more!
    Odds and Ends
    Permanently affordable ADUs - Fast Company
    Euro cities deal with heatwaves - BBC
    Portland's new zoning code - Sightline Institute
    Discrimination in appraisals - NY Times
    Will curbside pickup last - Stateline
    Seattle childcare law - The Urbanist
    Puppies and Butterflies
    Beer Garden history - Wine Enthusiast
    Seinfeld on NY - NY Times
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 299: Transit in the Pandemic

    Episode 299: Transit in the Pandemic

    This week we're joined by David Huffaker, Chief Development Officer for the Port Authority of Allegheny County in the Pittsburgh region. David joins us to chat about transit operations during the pandemic, emergency planning, the agency's equity index, and the future of streets.

    • 38 min

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