21 episodes

Welcome to The Future of Cities, a new podcast from The Mission. In this podcast we dive deep into topics and technology that are vital to creating a better world.

Each episode features interviews with industry leading experts including city planners, technology innovators, government officials, architects, builders, and more.

A better future won’t happen unless we build it.

So hit subscribe and join us as we explore the future of cities.

The Future of Cities Mission

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 77 Ratings

Welcome to The Future of Cities, a new podcast from The Mission. In this podcast we dive deep into topics and technology that are vital to creating a better world.

Each episode features interviews with industry leading experts including city planners, technology innovators, government officials, architects, builders, and more.

A better future won’t happen unless we build it.

So hit subscribe and join us as we explore the future of cities.

    What Makes A City Great?

    What Makes A City Great?

    We speak with experts from technology, construction, urban planning and more to find the answer to one simple question: What makes a city great? Answers from:  (2:35) Deano Roberts (Slack) (3:55) Grant Geiger (EIR Healthcare) (4:31) Craig Curtis (Katerra) (5:06) Trevor Schick (Katerra) (6:06) Emily Warren (Lime) (7:24) Laurie Johnson (Urban Planner) (7:56) Di-Ann Eisnor (Google) (9:08) Michael Green (MGA) (10:14) Laura Tam (SPUR) (11:25) Zach Scheel (Rhumbix) (11:45) Chris Lehane (Airbnb) (12:09) Ryan Popple (Proterra) (13:20) Padden Murphy (WeWork) (14:07) James Timberlake (KieranTimberlake) (14:35) Stephen Kieran (KieranTimberlake)  To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit katerra.com.

    • 17 min
    Where Do You Put 3 Million People Every Week?

    Where Do You Put 3 Million People Every Week?

    There is an unprecedented global housing crisis. How is it affecting our cities? And more importantly, how do we solve it? (2:23) Measuring the scale of the problem (4:45) How the housing crisis affects smaller cities (6:50) How transportation, density, and education affect the housing crisis (9:00) How housing can lead to fixes in other urban problems (16:36) Why the next few decades will radically alter cities (18:29) Why are there empty homes in the middle of a housing crisis? (20:13) Innovations in housing to make them more shareable (21:20) How we can be forces for positive change To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit katerra.com.

    • 23 min
    Why Do Buildings Cost So Much?

    Why Do Buildings Cost So Much?

    Nearly 90 years ago, the Empire State Building was completed ahead of time and under budget. Now, the average large construction project is 20 months behind schedule and 80% over budget. What happened? (2:09) How complexity contributes to cost (5:07) Measuring inefficiency in construction (7:22) How construction can learn from the tech sector (11:40) How unique contract structures can encourage collaboration (16:26) The importance of bringing down cost in operating a building To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit katerra.com.

    • 18 min
    How to Build Rome in a Day

    How to Build Rome in a Day

    Over the past few hundred years, technology has improved at an unprecedented rate. During the same time, construction processes have largely remained the same. Now, that might finally be changing. (1:34) What is prefabrication and why is it so cost effective? (3:40) How much prefabrication can decrease cost (4:52) How prefabricated architecture can change contractor relationships (11:39) How prefab can reduce regulatory burden (13:44) How modular construction can improve health outcomes in hospitals (17:16) How prefab can be unique and beautiful (19:25) Where innovation will come from, and why To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit katerra.com.

    • 21 min
    Where Will We Work In 100 Years?

    Where Will We Work In 100 Years?

    In the last 100 years, we have gone from the farm to the factory line to the cubicle to the open office plan. What is next? (2:19) Why workplace design needs to follow from human needs (3:10) Why workplaces should be beautiful (5:35) The problems of the open office plan (8:49) How offices can integrate with the community around them (14:12) How technology can increase human connections To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit katerra.com.

    • 21 min
    The World's Last Traffic Jam

    The World's Last Traffic Jam

    Traffic creates pollution, makes us miserable, and even harms our health. And yet most of us accept it as a part of daily life? In this episode, we explore how transportation will change in the future of cities, and what it might mean for the future of traffic.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

mtet123 ,

Great podcast, fingers crossed for more seasons!

Really enjoyed this podcast! It single-handedly sparked my newfound obsession with urbanism. There is so much potential to rebuild the world around us in a smarter end better way.

Please renew for future seasons!!!

Nico Grothey ,

The best podcast for city lovers

Really loved this podcast! Can’t recommend it enough.

Joeb29 ,

Super interesting for a traveler!

As someone that is a mobile entrepreneur this is an incredibly fascinating podcast!

After traveling to almost every state in the US I have some of my own thoughts on US cities, and it’s awesome to hear what others think.

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