24 episodes

Urban planning, government, art, architecture, design. These impact the way our cities look, the way we feel, the way we live our lives. On this show we pull back the curtain and delve into the Private Side of Public Work. We ask the uncomfortable questions that need to be brought into the open to make our cities, companies, buildings, our governments, and ultimately our lives, run better.

The Private Side of Public Work | Exploring How to Make Cities Happier, Government More Innovative, & Science More Accessible Ingrid Heilke: Urban planner and federal government decision scientist turn

    • Business
    • 4.7, 24 Ratings

Urban planning, government, art, architecture, design. These impact the way our cities look, the way we feel, the way we live our lives. On this show we pull back the curtain and delve into the Private Side of Public Work. We ask the uncomfortable questions that need to be brought into the open to make our cities, companies, buildings, our governments, and ultimately our lives, run better.

    How EPA Makes the World Happier and Healthier | Ecosystem Services | Models | Health Impact Assessment | Community

    How EPA Makes the World Happier and Healthier | Ecosystem Services | Models | Health Impact Assessment | Community

    Stop and smell the roses! Or…whatever native flower is in bloom. It’s an easy thing to take for granted. The US Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for much of the joy and comfort that we Americans take for granted.

    Today, Tammy Newcomer-Johnson and Joel Hoffman give us the inside scoop on The US Environmental Protection Agency. Hint: It’s probably not what you think it is.

    • 38 min
    Balancing Risk and Growth in The Courts with William DeLisio #25 | Growth Mindset | Innovation | Drug Addiction | Opioid Epidemic | Truancy | Juvenile | Family

    Balancing Risk and Growth in The Courts with William DeLisio #25 | Growth Mindset | Innovation | Drug Addiction | Opioid Epidemic | Truancy | Juvenile | Family

    The court system is by nature designed to be slow to change, dependable, predictable. Yet the courts are charged with tackling challenges that don’t stand still. Courts have evolved tremendously over the centuries to adapt, even as we think of them as relatively stable and un-moving. Today, William DeLisio provides us a window into how he has effected positive change within the court systems by introducing risk and growth, in fair measure of course.

    • 28 min
    Storm of Creativity with Kyna Leski of Rhode Island School of Design #24 | Creative Process | Unlearning | Brainstorming | Art | Science | Problem Making | Gathering and Tracking

    Storm of Creativity with Kyna Leski of Rhode Island School of Design #24 | Creative Process | Unlearning | Brainstorming | Art | Science | Problem Making | Gathering and Tracking

    All of us must work our way through the empty page, the blank screen, writer’s block, confusion, chaos, and doubt. Although each instance of creativity is singular and specific, the creative process is universal. Artists, architects, poets, inventors, scientists, and others all navigate the same stages of the process in order to discover something that does not yet exist. Like a storm, the creative process slowly begins to gather and take form until it overtakes us—if we are willing to let it.

    • 29 min
    Superheroes in Real and Imagined Cities with Julian Chambliss | Comic Books | World Fair | Science Fiction | Urban Identity | Race | Gender | #23

    Superheroes in Real and Imagined Cities with Julian Chambliss | Comic Books | World Fair | Science Fiction | Urban Identity | Race | Gender | #23

    “From pulp magazine origins to recent cinematic triumphs, superheroes mirror our culture. Uniquely American and reflecting enduring values, these characters are a window on inspiration and aspiration defining our society."

    Today, Dr. Julian Chambliss of Rollins College explores the real and imagined city through superheroes and the pages of comic books over the course of the last century.

    • 46 min
    The City View from Three Feet with Julien Vincelot of Urban95 | Urban Design | Early Childhood Development | Parents | Women | Babies | Toddlers | Children | #22

    The City View from Three Feet with Julien Vincelot of Urban95 | Urban Design | Early Childhood Development | Parents | Women | Babies | Toddlers | Children | #22

    If you could experience a city from 95cm – the height of a 3-year-old – what would you change? Urban95 asks this bold but simple question of the world’s city leaders, planners, architects, and innovators.

    Urban95 is rooted in the belief that when urban neighborhoods work well for pregnant women and young children, they also tend to nurture strong communities and economic development.

    • 42 min
    Quantified: Redefining Conservation with Transactional Strategies with Joe Whitworth of Freshwater Trust | Environmental Conservation | Environmental Movement |Economy | Finance | Social Innovation | Ecosystem Services | #21

    Quantified: Redefining Conservation with Transactional Strategies with Joe Whitworth of Freshwater Trust | Environmental Conservation | Environmental Movement |Economy | Finance | Social Innovation | Ecosystem Services | #21

    Water is in every cell of our body. Factories, cities, and forests all depend on it. Practically invisible when we have it, yet catastrophic when we don’t.

    We humans have a long history of fighting over water. Joe Whitworth sees a better way than idealism and finger pointing. His approach - quantified conservation - blends environmental and economic metrics to produce transaction-based strategies to realize environmental, social, and economic gains.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Vanzandt111 ,

Very helpful info and tools presented!

This is a very interesting podcast and Ingrid is obviously really smart but she should put someone in the room with her when she is narrating because she is so much easier to listen to when she is speaking to a guest. I don’t mean she should have a cohost, just a real person to address so it sounds more conversational and less self conscious. Also the production quality is not very good. I realize the guests are on the phone but it might be worth giving them some instructions or test out the connection. The CoUrban guest sounds like she is in a bathroom and there is a distracting echo. Finally, the opening is painful if you are binge listening. Short and upbeat would be great. But it is good content so I will continue listening to all of them. Thanks for putting this information out there.

46565dde ,

Informative and insightful!

The podcast not only provides excellent information on urban planning, social impact and finance topics, but also focuses on self reflection and thinking about your story and impact! Keep up the great work!

Zdr6 ,

Awesome podcast

I’m a graduate student in urban planning. This podcast is very interesting to me and has great quality questions and guests; thank you for hosting it.

5 stars. Please inverse the volume of your guest and you. I have trouble hearing the guest and then your volume is much higher.

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