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Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. Topics cover urban planning, the geography of dive bars, urban oddities, and other good stuff.

Isn't That Spatial Amanda King

    • Society & Culture

Isn't That Spatial is a podcast dedicated to casual geography and the spatial component of whatever. Topics cover urban planning, the geography of dive bars, urban oddities, and other good stuff.

    ITS034: Geography of Belonging

    ITS034: Geography of Belonging

    Perhaps the biggest goal of urban planning and community development is creating a sense of place - a sense of belonging. But defining “belonging” can be tricky. On this episode, we discuss the subtle and not-so-subtle features in our environment that signal us to avoid. And then maybe we can start to get down to what makes us feel like we belong.

    You can view the Show Notes + related content on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

    • 14 min
    Tactical Urbanism, Interview with Roger Cummings

    Tactical Urbanism, Interview with Roger Cummings

    Tactical Urbanism refers to projects done without permission – it is DIY, low cost, and temporary. On this episode, we explore all kinds of Tactical Urbanism projects and find out who it’s for, its possibilities, and its limitations.

    Then, I interview Roger Cummings, co-founder of the Minneapolis-based nonprofit Juxtaposition Arts, on their early adoption of Tactical Urbanism.

    You can view the Show Notes + related content on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

    • 28 min
    ITS032: Local Control

    ITS032: Local Control

    We often think of our cities and towns as their own entities in control of what they do, and for a good part history they have been. On this episode, we're going to look at how emerging tensions with states and the erosion of Local Control has been playing out in our communities and impacting spatial issues including the environment, economic development, and social issues.

    You can view the Show Notes of this episode and related content on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

    • 19 min
    ITS031: Secret Tunnels

    ITS031: Secret Tunnels

    There are countless miles of hidden tunnels under our feet that we don't really think about. In this episode of Isn't That Spatial, we're going underground to discover the tunnels - from the little-known to the downright mysterious - in our cities and towns. Who knows what's hiding down there!

    You can view our Show Notes + related content on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

    • 14 min
    Vacant Lots

    Vacant Lots

    This episode is all about vacant lots - where did they come from and what are we doing with them? We'll explore uses of vacant lots from the perfectly pragmatic to the more... creative.


    You can view the Show Notes and related content on our website at IsntThatSpatial.net!

    • 14 min
    ITS029: Tales of Two Places

    ITS029: Tales of Two Places

    This is the final episode in our series, Spatial Topics In Film, and we're discussing Tales of Two Places - movies that depict two geographic settings as a major part of the story. Films we look at include 80s "wrong side of the track" gems, city vs. suburb "urban fantasia" films, and movies that contrast two cities:

    West Side Story
    The Outsiders
    Pretty In Pink
    Desperately Seeking Susan
    Juno
    Good Bye, Lenin!
    Frances Ha
    Only Lovers Left Alive
    Foreign Land
    Head-On
    What Time Is It There?

    • 14 min

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