Friday, September 23, 2016

Streaming at NACTO Designing Cities

Starting Monday we will be at the NACTO Designing Cities Conference in Seattle.  We'll be live streaming some of the sessions in audio.  If you'd like to listen in, check my twitter feed for times and come back here to listen using the player below.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Podcast: A Different Look at Transportation with Rob Puentes

Our guest this week is Rob Puentes of the Eno Center for Transportation, an organization that has focused on better transportation outcomes for 95 years. Rob touches on a number of topics that we don’t usually explore in-depth, like aviation, freight, and coordinating automated vehicle policy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Podcast: The Vancouver Model with Brent Toderian

Former chief planner for Vancouver BC Brent Toderian joins the podcast to talk about cities and urbanism.  We have a fun discussion about city rankings as well as talk about planning for the Olympics.  Check it out!


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Podcast: Putting Dallas Back Together Again

Patrick Kennedy comes on the podcast this week to talk about what’s going on in Dallas. We discuss the highway removal campaign known as A New Dallas and the recent Texas DOT CityMap Plan to re-imagine the freeways and roads in the city’s downtown. We also discuss downtown subways, urban politics, why existing walkable neighborhoods matter to new walkable neighborhoods, and what’s going on with plans for the Trinity River.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Transit Trends Episode #6 with Lukas Neckermann



It’s safe to say the creation and rollout of autonomous vehicles is the hot topic of the transportation industry now. Each major car company has plans to move forward with these vehicles in the next five or so years. But how long will it actually takes us to adapt to the fact we may eventually ride around in vehicles that we only control the 5-10% of the time?

Podcast: Columbus, the Smartest City in the Land

Josh Lapp, a board member at the advocacy organization Transit Columbus, joins us this week to talk about Ohio’s capital city — how it’s becoming more urban, how its stadiums have been situated to support downtown growth and walkability, and how transportation options like light rail and bike-share are developing. And of course, you’ll hear about Columbus’s winning bid in U.S. DOT’s Smart City Challenge.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Podcast: Future Shared Mobility in Cities

This week we’ve got a fascinating discussion from the Live.Ride.Share conference in Denver earlier this year. Hear what representatives from NRDC, Uber, Lyft, and U.S. DOT think about the future of shared-use mobility systems, carpooling services, autonomous vehicles, and their impact on cities and greenhouse gases.
Speakers include:
  • Mark Dowd, deputy assistant secretary for research and technology at U.S. DOT
  • Amanda Eaken, deputy director of the Urban Solutions Program at NRDC
  • Emily Castor, director of transportation policy at Lyft
  • Jonathan Hall, head of economic research for public policy and litigation at Uber



Also check out the archives at Streetsblog USA.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Podcast: Cincinnati's Incomplete Subway

This week we're chatting with Jake Mecklenborg about his book Cincinnati's Incomplete Subway. It's a good one so check it out.