28 episodes

Cityspeak features the visionaries who are designing, building, and reimagining cities as we know them today. From the shimmering skyscrapers of Hong Kong to the stuccoed bungalows of Los Angeles, cities across the globe develop through a familiar pattern. Like the cell cycle of an organism, buildings are constructed, demolished, and reconstructed in a chaotic choreography performed to the rhythm of each city. Join host Max Masuda-Farkas as he interviews the people shaping the cities we love, right down to the parcel, block, and neighborhood. Follow Cityspeak on Twitter @cityspeak_pod.

Cityspeak Urbanize Media

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

Cityspeak features the visionaries who are designing, building, and reimagining cities as we know them today. From the shimmering skyscrapers of Hong Kong to the stuccoed bungalows of Los Angeles, cities across the globe develop through a familiar pattern. Like the cell cycle of an organism, buildings are constructed, demolished, and reconstructed in a chaotic choreography performed to the rhythm of each city. Join host Max Masuda-Farkas as he interviews the people shaping the cities we love, right down to the parcel, block, and neighborhood. Follow Cityspeak on Twitter @cityspeak_pod.

    Dylan Casey: Suing Cities for Housing

    Dylan Casey: Suing Cities for Housing

    What does one do when cities stop permitting housing? Sue them. Dylan Casey is the Executive Director of the California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund, an organization that has set out to compel cities through legal action to permit new housing in California.

    • 25 min
    Anne-Claire Binter: Urban Design and Child Cognitive Health

    Anne-Claire Binter: Urban Design and Child Cognitive Health

    Any parent knows that it is during a child's earliest years that one ought to be the most careful. What they eat, what they watch, even what they listen to are all factors known to have an effect on a child's development. Now, according to a new study, there is yet another factor to add to the list: where a child grows up. Anne-Claire Binter, a researcher at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, explains the impact of city living on child cognitive health.

    • 19 min
    Jordan Justus: Decongesting the Curb

    Jordan Justus: Decongesting the Curb

    The rise of e-commerce and on-demand delivery has jammed up the curbside with delivery vehicles. Frequently, these vehicles are left double-parked as their drivers race to drop off everything from large packages to personal-size pizzas. Jordan Justus is the founder and CEO of Automotus, a company that is helping cities to eliminate curbside congestion through the power of parking cameras and computer vision.

    • 27 min
    Bjarke Ingels, Roni Bahar, Nick Chim: Homes Should Be Products, Too

    Bjarke Ingels, Roni Bahar, Nick Chim: Homes Should Be Products, Too

    How to solve as stubborn a problem as housing affordability? Perhaps start by putting an entrepreneur, a technologist, and a world-famous architect in the same room. Bjarke Ingels, Roni Bahar, and Nick Chim talk about their latest venture Nabr, a startup on a mission to put more people on a path to homeownership.

    • 30 min
    Ritu Narayan: Upgrading the Yellow School Bus

    Ritu Narayan: Upgrading the Yellow School Bus

    The design of school buses in the U.S. has remained mostly unchanged for decades, yet school buses make up the largest public transportation system in the country, moving 27 million children every day. Hear from Ritu Narayan, the founder and CEO of Zūm, a startup that has set out to give the yellow school bus a full system upgrade.

    • 23 min
    Joel Klein: Why Public School Is the Best Place to Learn from Others (Especially in NYC)

    Joel Klein: Why Public School Is the Best Place to Learn from Others (Especially in NYC)

    Joel Klein graduated from public high school in Queens in 1963. Nearly 40 years later, he was appointed Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. Tune in for the former Chancellor's views on public education in the nation's biggest cities.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Marko887 ,

Insightful interview

Excellent. This is going to be the prime podcast for lovers of urban transformation in the LA area, along with “Boss Knob Radio Hour.”

DocJalby ,

So far, so amazing

Loved the first podcast. UrbanizeLA has been one of the best websites for a while and their first podcast lives up to what you get from the website.

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