Citystate podcast with hosts Patrick Piuma, Pat Smith, and Patrick Henry. Citystate covers all things civic-related with chats, interviews and thoughtful discussions, exploring urban issues and culture, locally, nationally, and around the globe.
#105 Roundabout Rumble | Lawn Gone | Bus Fair
The Patricks talk about the relative benefits of buffalo statues and roundabouts in urban neighborhoods before a discussion of native plant cultivation in front yards, and ending on a consideration of fare free bus systems.
#104 Windows into the Community | Hometown Heroes | Downtown Discourse
Patrick Piuma talks with Danny Seim about the Windows into the Community project, celebrating the many hands it takes to build community through an ongoing portrait collection to activate vacant downtown storefronts, followed by some lively discussion between the Patricks on the ongoing value of the "X person's Louisville" / "Hometown Heroes" banners that have been on prominent tall buildings for around 20 years, and ending up the show with a bit of a wide ranging discussion on issues in revitalization and historic preservation in struggling downtowns.
#103 Street Views | Trail Mix | Camera Shy
Citystate is back, out of hibernation, and ready to talk urbanism, whatever that means. We're joined this week by special guest planner, Rob Monsma, taking at a look at LEO's article on a changing Louisville, discussing ideas for urban trail systems, and thinking about possible support or lack thereof for red light speed cameras.
#102 Abandoned Car Reservoir | Sidewalk Cycling | Open Streets 2021
The Patricks are BACK. Rejoin us with some light banter on Louisville's glut of long term abandoned wrecked vehicles, and stay for 2 great interviews with Jesus Barajas, discussing his new paper "Biking where Black: Connecting transportation planning and infrastructure to disproportionate policing", and Mike Lydon of Street Plans talking about the state of open streets in 2021.
#101 New Urbanisms / Butchertown Background/ Butchertown Now
Journalist Mark Long joins the Patricks to talk about Louisville's Butchertown neighborhood past and present, but first we catch up with Patrick Henry patching in live from his family vacation in Seaside, Florida for a chat about New Urbanism.
#100 Vibing in Origin Park / Rescue Bucks / Urban Government Center Blues
We kick off our 100th episode with an audio journey to the new Origin Park with its executive director, Scott Martin, before diving into a discussion on early community debates on how to use Louisville's American Rescue Plan funding for COVID-19 relief, followed by some chat on this next round of obstacles for the long delayed development of a vacant brownfield in the Paristown Pointe Neighborhood.