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 Coronavirus Impact on Cities and Life (on GoLocalProv)
I joined Josh Fenton of GoLocalLive to talk about the affects of coronavirus on business, work life, and state and local budges. We also talk about the possible road ahead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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I always learn something of great value whenever I listen to Aaron Renn. He is thoughtful, fair and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this podcast.
All of his podcasts
As an urbanophile in recovery who mostly keeps the urge toward being involved in city improvement at bay by no longer keeping up much with that scene, I still allow myself to enjoy Aaron's well thought out and researched podcasts. I remain a huge fan.
Great insights on people and the places they live
Aaron offers some great insights on the people and places they live, and what some of the issues and possible future may be re: city, town, village + people.