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.

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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.

    Interview: Deano Roberts

    Interview: Deano Roberts

    Deano Roberts is the Senior Director of Global Workplace and Real Estate for Slack. In this conversation, Ian and Deano talk about the building of better workspaces, why your best work is done in eight hours, and the value of learning to work within a community.
    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.

    • 34 min
    Interview: Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake

    Interview: Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake

    Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake are co-founders of the award-winning architecture firm KieranTimberlake. They are also co-authors of the book Refabricating Architecture.
    In this interview, Stephen and James told us how prefabricated architecture will reshape cities of the future and how incentives will need to change in order for innovation to take place.
    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.

    • 45 min
    Interview: Craig Curtis

    Interview: Craig Curtis

    Craig Curtis is the head of architecture at the construction start-up, Katerra. He has an extensive background in innovative architecture.

    Craig talked to us about the housing crisis, bringing down the cost of construction, and sustainability in architecture. He also told us how innovations in construction could revitalize resort towns like Jackson Hole.
    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.

    • 39 min
    Interview: Clark Manus

    Interview: Clark Manus

    Clark Manus is the CEO of Heller Manus. In this interview, Clark shares how to plan and design cities when new variables continue to be added. He also shares how building materials are impacting city planning
    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.

    • 45 min
    Interview: Marty Kooistra

    Interview: Marty Kooistra

    Marty Kooistra is the executive director of The Housing Consortium for Seattle and King County. In this interview Marty explains why we need to build 96,000 more houses per day, and how we can build more affordably.

    • 31 min
    Interview: Grant Geiger

    Interview: Grant Geiger

    Will your future hospital stays be more like staying at a luxury hotel? That is something we heard from Grant Geiger. Grant is the founder and CEO of EIR Healthcare, a startup that brings modular construction techniques to healthcare facilities.

    In this episode, Grant also talks about how healthcare will be different in cities of the future, and how better hospital construction can actually improve patient outcomes.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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.

MattBMaverick ,

Incredible Podcast!

This is an Incredible show about cities of the future that brings together premium expert guests, incredible editing and production qualtiy, and is just a joy to listen to and hugely inofmrative. Wow!

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