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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.

Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast The Overhead Wire

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    • 4.7 • 123 Ratings

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 337: Putting City Character and Authenticity in Context

    Episode 337: Putting City Character and Authenticity in Context

    This week we’re joined once again by author Chuck Wolfe to talk about his book Sustaining a City’s Culture and Character.  We talk about sustainable travel and the “character” and “authenticity” of places.  We also talk in detail about the importance of context when considering planning for the future.
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    Episode 336: Calculating Induced Travel

    Episode 336: Calculating Induced Travel

    This week we’re joined by Ben Holland, Senior Associate at the Rocky Mountain Institute to talk about important strategies for reducing emissions in the transportation and land use sectors.  We talk about the disconnect between techno-optimists and urbanists in climate change approach, RMI’s new Colorado induced travel calculator, and the hard choices regions have on transportation and development.
     
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    Episode 335: A Framework for Inclusive Healthy Places

    Episode 335: A Framework for Inclusive Healthy Places

    This week on Talking Headways we're joined by Sharon Roerty, Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Maki Kawaguchi, a Director at Gehl to talk about the Inclusive Healthy Places Framework.  Sharon and Maki talk about the importance of creating spaces that bring dignity to all users, the importance of evaluating existing spaces, and creating a data driven and people first approach to creating inclusive healthy places.
     
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    Episode 90: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Bad Infrastructure Romance

    Episode 90: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Bad Infrastructure Romance

    This week Tracy joins to talk about the surface transportation bill put forward by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in addition to architecture and capitalism, the COMMUTE bill, lumber prices, and Dallas' new transportation plan. Oh, and SHARKS!
    News
    New transportation bill planned - Senate EPW
    A response from T4 - Transportation for America
    Capitalism shaping architecture - Fast Company
    The COMMUTE bill - Streetsblog USA
    Lumber prices - Vox
    Dallas approves transportation plan - Dallas Morning News
    Puppies and Butterflies!
    The Battle of SHARKS! - CGP Grey on YouTube

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    Episode 334: Scooby Doo's Low Per Capita Emissions

    Episode 334: Scooby Doo's Low Per Capita Emissions

    This week we're joined by L'erin Jensen and Josh Cohen, hosts of The Movement Podcast at Transloc. We chat about why they got into podcasting as a way to talk about transportation, some of their favorite guests, and what's vexing them about current policy.
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    • 46 min
    Episode 333: Scheduling Cities and An Infrastructure Optimization

    Episode 333: Scheduling Cities and An Infrastructure Optimization

    This week we're joined by Laura Schewel, Co-founder and CEO of Streetlight Data and Carlo Ratti, Director of MIT's SENSEible City Lab to talk about what we've learned from data during the pandemic. They also chat about what it would mean for infrastructure to be optimized if we rescheduled cities in a way that works for everyone at all times of day. 
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 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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