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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 297: Just Sustainabilities with Julian Agyeman

    Episode 297: Just Sustainabilities with Julian Agyeman

    This week we're joined by Julian Agyeman, Professor at Tufts University, to talk about his work on equity, justice, and environmental sustainability in transportation and urban planning.  We talk about food, the idea of belonging in cities, spatial justice, and reframing our language around the ideas of equity, dignity, and justice.

    • 42 min
    Episode 296: "Stupid Ambitious" in Costa Rica

    Episode 296: "Stupid Ambitious" in Costa Rica

    This week we’re joined by Andrea San Gil Leon, Director of Agile City Partners, and environmental journalist Jocelyn Timperley to talk about transportation and climate action in Costa Rica.  I came across their work after Jocelyn wrote an expansive piece for BBC Future. We chat about Costa Rica’s climate action from forest conservation to eco-tourism and the country’s transportation challenges and potential.

    • 39 min
    Episode 295: Valuing Black Lives and Property

    Episode 295: Valuing Black Lives and Property

    This week we're joined by Andre Perry, Metropolitan Policy Fellow at Brookings, to talk about his new book Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities. Andre talks with us about growing up in Wilkinsberg PA and how he crunched the numbers of Black property devaluation in US cities.

    • 39 min
    Episode 67: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Two Sides of Telecommuting

    Episode 67: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Two Sides of Telecommuting

    This week on the podcast we have a bunch of things to chat about!
    Odds and Ends
    Asheville Reparations - Asheville Citizen Times
    45,000 underutilized buildings - Harvard Business Review
    Wealthier Americans have higher emissions - TreeHugger
    Positives of telecommuting - Scientific American
    Negatives of telecommuting - The Conversation
    Naming heat waves - Fast Company
    Barcelona taking properties - CityLab
    Equity and interchanges - Cleveland Plain Dealer

    • 32 min
    Episode 294: Social Determinants of Health

    Episode 294: Social Determinants of Health

    This week we're joined by Dr. Georges Benjamin, Director of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Benjamin joins us to talk about the determinants of health and how certain investments can change health outcomes for the better.

    • 31 min
    Episode 293: Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions

    Episode 293: Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions

    This week on the podcast we're joined by Rob Goodspeed, Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan. Rob joins us to talk about his new book Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions. We chat about early origins of scenario planning, planning vs forecasting, and metrics used to compare scenario effectiveness.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

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.

momototoki ,

Transit Wonks Rejoice!

Great podcast! It goes into depth on current transit news and current events. It’s super informative, but not too technical either. I love this podcast and so does my non-transit planner wife.

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