28 episodes

Vertical City is building a foundation for a sustainable urban future. We interview the world's top architects, urban designers, engineers, microbiologists, transportation and sustainability experts to discuss different technologies and ideologies in support of further developing the concept of a Vertical City as a potential solution to many of our world's greatest problems. If you enjoyed this podcast, or you would like to learn more about urbanism, sustainability, innovation and large-scale architecture, visit us at www.verticalcity.org.

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    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

Vertical City is building a foundation for a sustainable urban future. We interview the world's top architects, urban designers, engineers, microbiologists, transportation and sustainability experts to discuss different technologies and ideologies in support of further developing the concept of a Vertical City as a potential solution to many of our world's greatest problems. If you enjoyed this podcast, or you would like to learn more about urbanism, sustainability, innovation and large-scale architecture, visit us at www.verticalcity.org.

    28 Stephen Turner - Building Commissioning Today and Building Big Tomorrow

    28 Stephen Turner - Building Commissioning Today and Building Big Tomorrow

    Stephen Turner is the President of Stephen Turner Inc., a building commissioning company based in Providence, Rhode Island. With over 35 years of experience in the field, he brings us insights from the inception of building commissioning as a practice right up to the front lines of the industry today. In this interview, we discuss the basics of building commissioning, why commissioning is important to green building, and the future of scale and sustainability — is the answer to build big?
    Read full show notes and more at verticalcity.org/podcast/28-stephen-turner.
    Vertical City is building a foundation for a sustainable urban future. If you enjoyed this podcast, or you would like to learn more about urbanism, sustainability, innovation and large-scale architecture, visit us at www.verticalcity.org.

    • 53 min
    27 Lei Yi’an - The Case for 3D Cities

    27 Lei Yi’an - The Case for 3D Cities

    Lei Yi’an is a professor at Peking University in Beijing and the author of Next Revolution. In this new book, he argues that humanity’s next step is to build 3D cities — a concept very similar to our vertical city model. In this interview, we discuss why dedicated human habitats are important, the similarities and differences between Yi’an’s 3D city and Vertical City’s model, and the feasibility of creating such a city in the near future.
    Read full show notes and more at verticalcity.org/podcast/27-lei-yian.
    Vertical City is building a foundation for a sustainable urban future. If you enjoyed this podcast, or you would like to learn more about urbanism, sustainability, innovation and large-scale architecture, visit us at www.verticalcity.org.

    • 52 min
    26 Richard Potestio - Portland’s Advocate for Commons-Centric Development

    26 Richard Potestio - Portland’s Advocate for Commons-Centric Development

    Richard Potestio is a Portland Oregon-based architect and the founding principal of Potestio Studio. In his work, Rick advocates for dense, mixed-use development centered around commons. In this interview, we discuss Portland’s strategies for addressing its housing crisis, the obsolescence of current zoning practices, and Rick’s ideas for how to tackle these issues.
    Read full show notes and more at verticalcity.org/podcast/26-richard-potestio.
    Vertical City is building a foundation for a sustainable urban future. If you enjoyed this podcast, or you would like to learn more about urbanism, sustainability, innovation and large-scale architecture, visit us at www.verticalcity.org. 

    • 1 hr
    25 Kierán Suckling - Protecting Species through Innovation and Action

    25 Kierán Suckling - Protecting Species through Innovation and Action

    Kierán Suckling is Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Biological Diversity, a non-profit membership organization with over one million members and supporters. The Center is known for their no nonsense approach to protecting endangered species through science, law and creative media. In this interview, Kierán discusses the strategies that have contributed to the successes of the organization, the main factors contributing to species decline today, why biodiversity is important, and the actions humans need to take now to protect all of the vibrant and vital life on our planet.
    Read full show notes and more at verticalcity.org/podcast/25-kieran-suckling.
    Vertical City is building a foundation for a sustainable urban future. If you enjoyed this podcast, or you would like to learn more about urbanism, sustainability, innovation and large-scale architecture, visit us at www.verticalcity.org.

    • 1 hr
    24 Gilbert Van Kerckhove - “The Beijing Fireman”

    24 Gilbert Van Kerckhove - “The Beijing Fireman”

    Gilbert Van Kerckhove has lived and worked in Beijing for over 30 years. An electrical engineer by trade, Gilbert has worked closely with the Chinese government on a wide range of projects including power plants, urban metro lines, and telecommunication systems. He was also deeply involved in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In this interview, we discuss Gilbert’s history working in Beijing, the pace of change in China, and the social and environmental challenges the country faces moving forward.
    Read full show notes and more at verticalcity.org/podcast/24-gilbert-van-kerckhove.
    Vertical City is building a foundation for a sustainable urban future. If you enjoyed this podcast, or you would like to learn more about urbanism, sustainability, innovation and large-scale architecture, visit us atwww.verticalcity.org.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    23 Sonja Trauss - Advocating For Housing Development in San Francisco

    23 Sonja Trauss - Advocating For Housing Development in San Francisco

    Sonja Trauss is the head of the San Francisco Bay Area Renters’ Federation (SFBARF), which promotes the development of market rate housing and looks to find ways to combat San Francisco’s housing crisis. In this interview, we chat about local zoning laws and their effect on the crisis, why density is important, and what inclusionary housing means.
    Read full show notes and more at verticalcity.org/podcast/23-sonja-trauss.
    Vertical City is building a foundation for a sustainable urban future. If you enjoyed this podcast, or you would like to learn more about urbanism, sustainability, innovation and large-scale architecture, visit us at www.verticalcity.org.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

VerociousV ,

Great, Inspirational Podcast!

This show is super interesting and super inspiring, sharing wisdom and wealth about building a better and more sustainable future. Love what your doing Vertical City! Thanks for such a great podcast, keep it up!

Lennon Richardson ,

Arch Edward

Awesome guests and ideas covering sustainability, architecture, urban migration and more. This one is worth checking out.

Z.Fang ,

Inspiring.

A great podcast program. The conversations are intriguing and inspiring. Make me think about “what our society and the environment really need” “what we can do to help our cities, in other word, help ourselves”, etc. A lot of the interviewees are well-known experts in architecture, urban planning, agriculture, transportation… which is rather credible and commendable. Well done Vertical City and keep it up.

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