Where Urban Planning, Cities, Hip Hop Culture and Community Development conversations live. The Streets are Planning Podcast highlights the unheard voices, stories and impact of community leaders working in cities and neighborhoods across the globe.
Talking Career and Housing w/Nina Idemudia
In Today's Season 2 Finale Episode, our Host J. Ruffin interviews Detroit Native Nina Idemudia,AICP & Assistant Commissioner with the City of Chicago's Planning & Development Department. We talk about her Career and discuss housing issues. Inspired by the Judas & Black Messiah Soundtrack song "Something Ain't Right" by Masego, J.I.D and Rapsody.
Express Yourself w/ Jonathan Pacheco Bell
In Today's NWA "Express Yourself" inspired Episode, our Host J. Ruffin connects with Los Angeles based Urban Planner Jonathan Pacheco Bell. We discuss his Embedded Planning praxis, his Career arc, recent article and his newly launched solo/freelance venture C1TYPLANN3R Company! This is an Episode that you don't want to miss!!
Environmental Justice & Food Access w/ Alondra Alvizo
New Episode dropping today with our guest Alondra Alvizo! Alondra is a Community and Economic Development Leader in SW Detroit. She shares her insights on Environmental and Food justice issues with our Host J. Ruffin. You don't want to miss this Dej Loaf & Gunna "No Ceilings" Inspired Episode!
Talking Planning & Zoning W/ Gordon Linton
Today's episode features Gordon Linton,MPA - Planner I for Stockbridge, GA! We talk his introduction to Planning, Zoning and oh yeah Black Panther. You don't want to miss this "All The Stars"-Kendrick Lamar & SZA inspired episode.
Environmental Justice Talk w/ Jeremy Orr & Gabriel Jones
On Today's Lupe Fiasco Daydreamin inspired episode, Oor Host J. Ruffin sat down for an Environmental Justice Conversation with Jeremy Orr, Senior Staff Attorney with The National Resources Defense Council and Gabriel Jones Environmental Justice Consultant.
Nipsey Would Be Proud w/Desiree "Dee" Powell
On Today's Nipsey Hussle "Down as a Great" inspired Episode, our Host J. Ruffin connects with Urban Planner/Urban Designer Desiree "Dee" Powell. We discuss her introduction to Urban Planning, Black Planners & Allies zoom calls, Blckspces.com, being grounded in community and why Urban Planners should get shoe endorsements!
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I absolutely love this podcast! It's doing important work in highlighting Black and Brown planning professionals around the country, most of whom I'd never hear about otherwise. It's like choppin' it up with the crew back in undergrad -- it feels like home. Keep it up!
As Black graduate student in Urban Planning, this podcast has really helped me understand what my role will be post graduation. Jermaine really brings a voice to planning that I feel has been missing in my formal education and I am appreciative of him and his guests. This podcast has educated me, humbled me, and most importantly, inspired me.