23 episodes

A light-hearted chat show providing your weekly dose of urban tech news. Hosted by Sidewalk Labs' Eric Jaffe and Vanessa Quirk.

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    • Social Sciences
    • 4.6, 13 Ratings

A light-hearted chat show providing your weekly dose of urban tech news. Hosted by Sidewalk Labs' Eric Jaffe and Vanessa Quirk.

    Streetlight fights, reparations, and no-drama llamas

    Streetlight fights, reparations, and no-drama llamas

    The top stories [1:24-15:47]:
    - Covid and the affordability crisis https://nyti.ms/2DMogn2 / https://bit.ly/3fywn3v / https://bit.ly/3ip3vwJ
    - San Diego pushes back on “smart” streetlights https://bloom.bg/31yB8oM
    - Cities consider reparations: https://bit.ly/2C7PQKV / https://lat.ms/3a3s0we

    Emily Anthes on her book The Great Indoors. [16:09 - 22:45] https://bit.ly/3kmVQk2

    What made us smile [22:52-25:0]:
    - Cleaning robots https://nyti.ms/30BWgez
    - Hairdressers https://bit.ly/2PuUyFw

    • 25 min
    Desert urbanism, algorithms, and inebriated emus

    Desert urbanism, algorithms, and inebriated emus

    The top stories [1:32-16:15]:
    - Why single-family zoning isn’t enough https://bloom.bg/3gimtnR / https://bit.ly/3k8WRMK
    - Could algorithms help prevent discrimination? https://bit.ly/2D9VnAW
    - Walls make a comeback https://bit.ly/3jXKra9

    Journalist Laura Raskin on “desert urbanism.” [16:37-22:33] https://bit.ly/2BN9pbh

    What made us smile [22:38-25:13]:
    - Laundry Shop Couple https://bit.ly/2Pc3VtD
    - 4 pioneering female architects https://nyti.ms/310W33E

    • 25 min
    Taiwan's open data, the ADA's legacy, and a robo hair cut

    Taiwan's open data, the ADA's legacy, and a robo hair cut

    The top stories [1:50-12:55]
    - Taiwan’s open data https://bit.ly/39opznI / https://bit.ly/39paL8p
    - The power of bike lanes https://bit.ly/2CDgonE

    Accessibility consultant Karen Braitmayer on the ADA’s legacy. [13:15-21:55] https://nyti.ms/32RaVEr

    What made us smile [22:00-24:30]
    - Real-Time Crowding Info https://bit.ly/2CYkjuV
    - Robo barber experiment https://bit.ly/3eWPdkA

    • 25 min
    Serendipity, stormwater, and streateries

    Serendipity, stormwater, and streateries

    The top stories [1:46-16:52]
    - The clean tech we need https://bit.ly/3haOBcy
    - Serendipity & Silicon Valley https://bit.ly/2ZDW0Lz
    - A tale of two soundscapes https://bit.ly/3h9tirR

    Journalist Philip Preville on Kansas City’s stormwater innovation. [17:12-23:30] https://bit.ly/2B7BrxG

    What made us smile [23:34-26:25]
    - Noise-canceling apartments https://nyti.ms/30psWXm
    - NYC streateries https://bit.ly/3h8GflH

    • 27 min
    Peaker plants, pop-up shops, and “NOT MISSING YOU!”

    Peaker plants, pop-up shops, and “NOT MISSING YOU!”

    The top stories [2:00-17:12]
    - Renewables v. Natural Gas https://nyti.ms/2BVUQC4 / From Peaker Plants to Community Solar https://bit.ly/3iQau2z
    - Singapore’s Home Ownership https://bloom.bg/38GZ7Wa
    - Boomerang Kids https://bit.ly/2W6j7fU

    Wallplay’s Laura O’Reilley on pop-ups and retail recovery [17:35-23:35] https://bit.ly/2Ny0Pzk

    What made us smile [23:42 - 26:40]
    - Ice cream trucks https://bit.ly/2WnfTVt
    - Elsa Majimbo https://bit.ly/3gYbm3F

    • 27 min
    Facial recognition, cities after Covid, and yoga bubbles

    Facial recognition, cities after Covid, and yoga bubbles

    The top stories [1:39-16:23]
    - Biased facial recognition https://nyti.ms/2CLC00L
    - How Covid is Changing Cities (CityLab) https://bloom.bg/2CKVqTr
    - Water bills skyrocket https://bit.ly/385U8xU

    Author Deirdre Mask on what addresses reveal about race and power [16:46-22:59] https://bit.ly/2Ny0Pzk

    What made us smile [23:05 - 26:25]
    - Barbershops Reopen https://bloom.bg/2ZgN3Xr
    - "Curb Side, Baby" https://bit.ly/38bYaoA

    • 27 min

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