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A review of the week's top stories at the intersection of sustainable transportation, urban planning, and economic development. Hosted by Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire.

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A review of the week's top stories at the intersection of sustainable transportation, urban planning, and economic development. Hosted by Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire.

    Episode 366: Inherent Transportation Expertise

    Episode 366: Inherent Transportation Expertise

    This week we’re joined by Anna Zivarts from Disability Rights Washington and Paulo Nunes-Ueno from Front and Centered. They join us to talk about the Disability Mobility Initiative and story map, as well as the Mobility Bill of Rights.  We also chat about why mobility experiments might make travel harder for disabled travelers and why a core part of anyone’s civil rights should be the ability to be safe on the road.
     
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    • 46 min
    Episode 365: A City is Not a Computer

    Episode 365: A City is Not a Computer

    This week we’re joined by Shannon Mattern, professor of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research. Shannon talks with us about her new book A City is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences.  We discuss the ideas of smartness versus wisdom, the idea of maintenance as a way of absorbing information, and the city as a processing machine, just not in the ways you might automatically think.
     
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    • 43 min
    Episode 103: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Transit is Not a Business

    Episode 103: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Transit is Not a Business

    This week we're on our own talking about empty storefronts (NYT), whether transit should be run like a business (Laurel in Transit), the ethics of building multifamily housing on arterial streets (Slate), and Tri-Rail's problems pulling into the station (Miami Herald).  All that right here on Mondays at The Overhead Wire.

    • 24 min
    Episode 364: Creating a Better Transit Board

    Episode 364: Creating a Better Transit Board

    This week on the podcast, we’re back at last fall’s virtual Railvolution conference.  Former BART GM Grace Crunican moderates a panel discussing the role of board members in transit agencies with Former MBTA board member Monica Tibbits-Nutt and former Houston Metro board member Christof Spieler. They talk about how to deal with board members with opposite ideas, how to help agency staff, and using the budget as a policy document.
     
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    • 58 min
    Replay: Designing Fair Transport Systems

    Replay: Designing Fair Transport Systems

    This week we’re flashing back to an episode in March where we were joined by Karel Martens, Professor of Architecture and Town Planning at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and head of the Fair Transport Lab at Technion. Karel talks with us about the philosophy underpinning the idea of sufficient accessibility and how he got to the idea in his book Transport Justice.

    • 54 min
    Episode 363: Not Just Wires, Pipes, and Roads

    Episode 363: Not Just Wires, Pipes, and Roads

    This week we’re joined by Michael Spotts, a senior visiting research fellow at ULI’s Terwiliger Center for Housing and head of Neighborhood Fundamentals. Michael chats with us about takeaways from the Shaw Symposium on Urban Community Issues, the definition of infrastructure, and the importance of taking a systems approach to important interconnected topics like transportation, education, and health care.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

Booberry2013 ,

New to the Show

I’m new to the show and I’m loving it so far. Particularly interesting in what midsize cities are doing to improve equity.

David Siegler ,

Why didn’t I take an Urban Planning course?

Jeff makes planning, mobility, and sustainability issues so accessible and engaging. I’m a civil engineer in transportation and truly wish more in my field viewed the built environment the way that planning experts see it. It’s great to hear Jeff’s interviews with such dedicated, forward-thinking planning enthusiasts.

Anijake ,

Great content, bad audio

Love, love this podcast. I just wish the modarator would speak up. His guests usually sound just fine, but he talks so low and sometimes fades out, maybe leaning back in his chair. Please keep an eye on your levels and we have a 5 star cast.

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