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A review of the week's top stories at the intersection of sustainable transportation, urban planning, and economic development. Hosted by Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire.

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    Episode 384: Portrait of a Developer in St. Paul

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 56:09

    This week we're listening to a one to one conversation between St. Paul Developer Johnny Opara of JO Companies and Lea Hargett, Principal of Jog Associates. They talk about LISC's Capacity Building programs that support developers of color, why Johnny got into development, and barriers people of color face in the market which includes the many different types of capital.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Buy books on our Bookshop.org Affiliate site! 

    Episode 111: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - A Safe Place to Bee

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 54:04

    This week on Mondays we're joined by Jerome Horne of TransitCenter to share thoughts on Amazon deliveries, new bus networks in Boston, Segregation by Design's visualizations, and new infrastructure technical assistance and housing plans from the White House. The News Visualizing the legacy of America's racist urbanism - Fast Company Ethics of next day delivery - Guardian Boston's bus plan - WBUR Housing supply action plan - White House Infrastructure Technical Assistance Guide - White House Safe Streets for All Grant Program - USDOT Puppies and Butterflies Bee Bus Stops - BBC      

    Episode 383: A Communities First Infrastructure Alliance

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 50:42

    This week we're listening in on a one-on-one conversation between Stephanie Gidigbi Jenkins of NRDC and North Star Strategies and Helen Chin, President of the Communities First Fund.  Stephanie and Helen discuss why this is an important moment for infrastructure equity and the creation of the Communities First Infrastructure Alliance and its principles. You can find the White House's Technical Assistance Guide linked here and Communities First Infrastructure Alliance Principles and organizations here.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Buy books on our Bookshop.org Affiliate site! 

    Episode 110: Mondays at the Overhead Wire - Shop Dogs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 21:39

    We are Han Solo this week but wanted to clear the pallet for next week's guest. We chat about Oslo's environmental progress, LA's Universal Basic Mobility plans, and how people walking slowly increases perceived crowding.  The links the all the stories are in the show notes below! Money for mergers in Flemish Belgium - The Mayor.eu Who rules transit? - TransitCenter Oslo and Climate Change - The New Yorker Norway may scale back EV perks - Bloomberg Universal basic mobility pilot - LA Times Car filters and particles - Reuters Open JFK drive - SF Examiner Rural criteria changes for Census - Associated Press Denmark to label food for climate change - Food Policy Center Green walls in offices - Medical XPress Testing a full size autonomous bus - BBC A perception of people congestion - Science Daily   Puppies and Butterflies! Shop Pets! - Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Buy books on our Bookshop.org Affiliate site! 

    Episode 382: Measuring Transportation Insecurity

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 56:00

    This week we're joined by Alix Gould-Werth of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and Alex Murphy Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Department of Sociology to talk about their work on the topic of transportation insecurity. We chat about what went in to the creation of the transportation security index and why we haven't yet created a federal program for individuals like food stamps or housing vouchers for transportation. You can find their paper Developing a New Measure of Transportation Insecurity: An Exploratory Factor Analysis at the Survey Practice website. They also have an article at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Buy books on our Bookshop.org Affiliate site! 

    Episode 381: A Next Generation Transport Policy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 51:04

    This week we're joined by Harriet Tregoning, Director at NUMO, and Yonah Freemark, a senior research associate at the Urban Institute to talk about their report, Charting Out a Next-Generation, Place-Based Federal Transportation Policy. We talk what needs to change about federal policy and the entities that need to pursue it.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Buy books on our Bookshop.org Affiliate site! 

    Episode 380: The 15 Minute Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 38:20

    This week we're joined by Travis Norvell, Minister at Judson Memorial Baptist Church in Minneapolis to talk about his book Church on the Move.  We talk about transforming church parking lots, creating bike commute reports for local radio, and how church has changed after the advent of the automobile.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Buy books on our Bookshop.org Affiliate site! 

    Episode 109: Mondays at the Overhead Wire - Old Enough for Errands!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 29:02

    This week we're talking about smart homes, the metaverse, and kids running errands in Japan! We also chat indoor air quality and teen brains on driving. Smart home company disappears - Ars Technica How governments can use the metaverse - American City and County Thinking indoor air quality - GQ Americans believe suburbs are greener than cities - YouGov Science of reckless driving - Discover Magazine Teen Brains - National Geographic Urban design for toddlers - Slate   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Buy books on our Bookshop.org Affiliate site! 

    Episode 379: Outdoor Lighting for Pedestrians

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 49:53

    This week we're joined by Frank Markowitz and Leni Schwendinger to talk about the new book Outdoor Lighting for Pedestrians. We chat about creating legible nighttime spaces, what planners should focus on when programming lighted spaces, and the future of lighting and transportation.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Buy books on our Bookshop.org Affiliate site! 

    Episode 378: Repairing America's Broken Housing System

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 42:52

    This week we're joined by Jenny Schuetz, a senior fellow at Brookings Metro to talk about her new book Fixer Upper. We chat about making housing decisions at the wrong scale, where housing reform would make the most sense around the United States, and how we could use MPOs to better organize regional housing.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Buy books on our Bookshop.org Affiliate site! 

    Episode 377: A New Public Engagement in Durham

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 54:30

    This week we're featuring a 1 to 1 conversation produced in partnership with Railvolution between Aidil Ortiz, Principal at Aidilisms and Mary Kate Morookian, a transit planner at Kimley Horn. Aidil and Mary Kate discuss the Durham Transit Plan and how they approached public engagement while centering the community in the process.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Buy books on our Bookshop.org Affiliate site! 

    Episode 108: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - A Pattern Language for Podcasting

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 38:15

    This week on Mondays we talk a lot of different subjects including Christopher Alexander's A Pattern Language and how where you grow up impacts how good you are at directions. Join us for an Idaho Stop won't you? Where you grow up determines your directions - NYT Omaha Plans for the future of Downtown - Omaha World Herald Colorado Could Soon Allow Idaho Stops - Colorado Politics Boomers Tell Millennials there's No Crisis - New Statesman Tire Chemicals are killing fish - Toronto Star Why Christopher Alexander Still Matters - Planetizen     Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Buy books on our Bookshop.org Affiliate site! 

    Episode 376: Ctrl Alt Delete for Transportation

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 52:36

    This week we're joined by Kevin Krizek, Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and David King, Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, to talk about their book, Advanced Introduction to Urban Transport Planning. We chat about access, justice, and why this book is perfect for changing the conversation around transportation. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Buy the book on our Bookshop.org Affiliate site! 

    Episode 375: Who Represents "The Community" Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 40:58

    This week we're joined again by Jeremy Levine, Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Sociology at the University of Michigan. In part 2 of our conversation Jeremy talks more about his book Constructing Community: Urban Governance, Development, and Inequality in Boston. In Part 2 we discuss how people talk about “the community” and what public outreach and participation could look like in the future.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Buy the book on our Bookshop.org Affiliate site! 

    Episode 107: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Gas Shock!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 27:26

    This week on the show we talk about the impact of gas prices and have some studies on urbanization's impact on getting to net zero! We also talk about insurance and wild fires.  Lots of different topics!   The NIMBY King - The Atlantic Americans struggle with vehicle costs - Guardian San Diego road pricing - Time Magazine Is mass urbanization good for the climate - Anthropocene Disaster Insurance - The Atlantic   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire

    Episode 374: Who Represents "The Community" Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 35:33

    This week we're joined by Jeremy Levine, Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Sociology (by courtesy) at the University of Michigan. Jeremy talks about his book Constructing Community: Urban Governance, Development, and Inequality in Boston and describes how neighborhood groups, elected officials, and public servants all claim the mantle of representing “the community.” In Part 1 we discuss how he went about his research in Boston, and how groups coalesced around the idea of the Fairmount Corridor. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Buy the book on our Bookshop.org Affiliate site! 

    Episode 373: Real Talk on Climate Action and TOD

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 55:31

    This week we're joined by Adie Tomer from Brookings to talk about how transit-oriented development and active transportation play into climate strategies over the long term. We talk about mitigation versus adaptation strategies and what solutions work best for each.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Visit The Overhead Wire on Bookshop.

    Episode 372: The Annual Prediction Show with Yonah Freemark

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 61:33

    This week we're joined by Yonah Freemark, a senior research associate at the Urban Institute. We chat about the impacts of the pandemic on office work, rethinking federal transportation policy, and make our annual predictions on next year's transportation policies and projects. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Shop authors at our Bookshop shop. Support the show at http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire  

    Episode 106: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - The Land Use Proxy Fight

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 32:54

    This week we're joined by Han Solo, but that doesn't stop us from having a wonderful conversation about Paris 2024 car free zone, why cities are fighting for a lot of social issues with zoning codes, the nightmare that is the American Dream Mall, why TX Governor Greg Abbott killed a road diet, and the divergence between American and European cities. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Purchase books from our store! Support us on Patreon!

    Episode 371: Transit Project Costs and Solutions

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 46:38

    This week we're joined by Paul Lewis, Policy Director at the Eno Center for Transportation. Paul discusses their report on transportation construction costs, Saving Time and Making Cents: A Blueprint for Building Transit Better.  We chat about the project database they created for the research, the different level of scrutiny between highway and transit capital projects, and some of the ways agencies can create better governance structures and lower project costs. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://Patreon.com/theoverheadwire  

    Episode 370: Planning for Underground Cities

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 32:36

    This week we're joined by Dr. Asal Bidarmaghz, lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Dr. Bidarmaghz discusses planning for underground infrastructure and why it's so important for the future of cities. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire  

    Episode 105: Mondays at the Overhead Wire - Seamless Transit

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 66:17

    This week we're joined by Ian Griffiths of Seamless Bay Area to talk about their work in the Bay Area and we talk about a few news items from the weeks before on housing and transportation. Ann Arbor council divided on zoning investigation - MLive Slower growth in Colorado - Colorado Public Radio French slow rail - The Local.fr Sprawl declines with gas price rise - Anthropocene Climate promises challenged by highway money - Bloomberg Follow us @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon. http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire    

    Episode 369: Treating Social Media Like a City

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 61:21

    This week we're joined by Sahar Massachi of the Integrity Institute. Sahar discusses his piece in MIT Technology Review connecting cities and social media platforms and how we should be monitoring and managing them properly. We chat about the similarities between managing social media's bad actors and the urban problems like black box highway modeling, speed management, and city building. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon! http://Patreon.com/theoverheadwire  

    Episode 368: A Grassroots Bus Network Redesign in Miami

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 52:23

    This week we are featuring a one on one conversation between Carlos Cruz-Casas, Assistant Director, Department of Transportation and Public Works for Miami Dade County, and Grace Perdomo, Executive Director of Transit Alliance in Miami. Grace and Carlos chat about the Better Bus Project, an advocacy-led community driven redesign of the Miami-Dade bus network.

    Episode 367: Reimagining Sustainable Cities

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 43:21

    This week we're joined by Tina Rosan, Associate Professor at Temple University and Stephen Wheeler, Professor at UC Davis to talk about their new book Reimagining Sustainable Cities: Strategies for Designing Greener, Healthier, More Equitable Communities. We talk about a broad array of topics including rethinking public meetings, urban power dynamics, and structural change in government systems.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire  

    Episode 104: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - New Cities, New Towns, New Trouble

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 33:50

    We're Han Solo this week on Mondays at the Overhead Wire!  We talk about Jennifer Homendy and the 94% rule, the need to stop fetishizing old buildings, Donald Shoup's sidewalk fix, and how some non-profits and foundations are taking a greater governmental role as governments atrophy.  We also talk about moving the capital of Indonesia away from Jakarta, the future of underground cities, concrete block alternatives, and Fort Worth's river redevelopment plan.    Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire

    Episode 366: Inherent Transportation Expertise

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 46:16

    This week we're joined by Anna Zivarts from Disability Rights Washington and Paulo Nunes-Ueno from Front and Centered. They join us to talk about the Disability Mobility Initiative and story map, as well as the Mobility Bill of Rights.  We also chat about why mobility experiments might make travel harder for disabled travelers and why a core part of anyone's civil rights should be the ability to be safe on the road.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon. http://Patreon.com/theoverheadwire

    Episode 365: A City is Not a Computer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 43:05

    This week we're joined by Shannon Mattern, professor of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research. Shannon talks with us about her new book A City is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences.  We discuss the ideas of smartness versus wisdom, the idea of maintenance as a way of absorbing information, and the city as a processing machine, just not in the ways you might automatically think.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon: Http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire  

    Episode 103: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Transit is Not a Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 24:52

    This week we're on our own talking about empty storefronts (NYT), whether transit should be run like a business (Laurel in Transit), the ethics of building multifamily housing on arterial streets (Slate), and Tri-Rail's problems pulling into the station (Miami Herald).  All that right here on Mondays at The Overhead Wire.

    Episode 364: Creating a Better Transit Board

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 58:57

    This week on the podcast, we're back at last fall's virtual Railvolution conference.  Former BART GM Grace Crunican moderates a panel discussing the role of board members in transit agencies with Former MBTA board member Monica Tibbits-Nutt and former Houston Metro board member Christof Spieler. They talk about how to deal with board members with opposite ideas, how to help agency staff, and using the budget as a policy document.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon. http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire    

    Replay: Designing Fair Transport Systems

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 54:42

    This week we're flashing back to an episode in March where we were joined by Karel Martens, Associate Professor of Architecture and Town Planning at Technion – Isreal Insitute of Technology. Karel talks with us about the philosophy underpinning the idea of sufficient accessibility and how he got to the idea in his book Transport Justice.

    Episode 363: Not Just Wires, Pipes, and Roads

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 54:13

    This week we're joined by Michael Spotts, a senior visiting research fellow at ULI's Terwiliger Center for Housing and head of Neighborhood Fundamentals. Michael chats with us about takeaways from the Shaw Symposium on Urban Community Issues, the definition of infrastructure, and the importance of taking a systems approach to important interconnected topics like transportation, education, and health care.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire

    Episode 102: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Christmas Markets

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 60:31

    Our last show of the year!  Chrissy Mancini Nichols and Tracy McMillan join the show with an overarching theme of public health. We talk LA street vending carts, climate impacts of shipping, transportation insecurity, drought and water shortages, and Christmas markets in Germany.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire  

    Episode 362: The Traffic War is Never Won

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 48:00

    This week we're joined by University of Virginia Associate Professor Peter Norton, to talk about his new book Autonorama: The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving.  Peter discusses the false promises of auto makers and technologists and the mobility solutions that are already in front of us.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire    

    Episode 101: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Auto Nostalgia and the Oil Crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 59:16

    This episode of Mondays we're joined by Gabrielle Esperdy, a professor of architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a contributing writer for Places. This episode was produced in partnership with Places Journal. Gabrielle discusses her piece 'Twilight of Autopia' in Places, which includes a deep dive into nostalgia, thoughts on the word sprawl, and the ultimate cultural impact of the 1970s oil crisis.

    Episode 361: Infrastructural Optimism

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 49:56

    This week we're joined by Linda Samuels, associate professor of urban design at Washington University in St. Louis to talk about her book Infrastructural Optimism. We chat about how growth for growth's sake is not the answer, learn from post modernist urbanism, and why systems should be more connected.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire  

    Episode 360: Transit Expansion and Service in the Pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 63:44

    This week we're at the 2021 Virtual Railvolution conference.  Adelee Le Grand, CEO of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit System in Tampa moderates a panel featuring Debra Johnson, GM and CEO of RTD in Denver and Peter Rogoff, CEO of Sound Transit in Seattle. Johnson and Rogoff discuss transit expansion plans and progress in their respective regions as well as how they kept things going during the pandemic.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show at http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire And visit Railvolution at http://Railvolution.org  

    Episode 359: Streets are Not Just Pipes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 47:52

    This week we're joined by Miami of Ohio Geography Professor David Prytherch. David chats with us about his recent journal article in Urban Geography: Reimagining the physical/social infrastructure of the American street.  We talk about businesses newfound interest in the street, equity and ethical discussions about rights to the street, and the new pandemic paradigm of open streets. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon. http://Patreon.com/theoverheadwire  

    Episode 100: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Double Infrastructure All the Way

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 67:55

    Well it's finally infrastructure week. We definitely timed it to coincide with our 100th episode of Mondays. Tracy and I get into some of the lesser discussed details of the IIJA bill while also covering a few stores from the newsletter including, French bookshop protection, Vienna's urban flood protection, housing rejection in SF, indoor methane issues, and the idea of cluster commutes. And Chrissy joins us towards the end to celebrate it being episode 100. Infrastructure details from the National Association of Counties. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire

    Episode 358: A National Perspective with Jannet Walker Ford

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 41:33

    This week we're joined by Jannet Walker-Ford, National Transit and Rail Lead at WSP.  We chat about high speed rail around the country, the benefits of trade and research groups, escalating transit project costs, and our current transport policy environment.    Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon. http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire  

    Episode 357: Culture is Designed Every Century

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 40:40

    This week we're joined by Dutch architect Ton Venhoeven.  We chat about Utrecht's new tram station TOD, the difference between the 15 minute and Micro City, planning policy and its history in the Netherlands, and the future of cities. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Get our Bus Only Scarf!

    Episode 99: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - The Halloween Highway

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 57:02

    This week we're joined by Josh Fairchild, Co-Founder of Transit Matters, a transit advocacy organization in Boston. Josh tells us about his recent trip to California and his experience with BART after a long flight. We also talk about our slate of news including the end of Alitalia Airlines, the idea of Planet City, Seattle's experiment with e-bike deliveries, and how the human brain navigates cities.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon by going to http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire  

    Episode 356: Partisanship and Transportation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 45:03

    This week we're joined by Kelcie Ralph, Nick Klein, and Calvin Thigpen to talk about their recent paper 'Political Partisanship and Transportation Reform' written with Anne Brown in the Journal of The American Planning Association.  We chat about why they wrote the paper, what they found out about partisanship and transportation policy, and why all sides of the political spectrum have little understanding of induced demand.  

    Episode 355: Asphalt - A History

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 48:19

    This week we're joined by Kenneth O'Reilly to talk about his book Asphalt: A History. We chat about what asphalt is, how it was used for building, war, and economic expansion and how it impacts the future of the planet.    Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show at http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire

    Episode 98: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Duluth, Like Duluth?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 61:33

    This week on Mondays we're joined by Chrissy Mancini Nichols to talk about a number of different topics including climate migration, low traffic neighborhoods in Birmingham UK, and reforming mega project contracts.   News Climate Proof Duluth - MPR News Birmingham Low Traffic Neighborhood - The Guardian Yemen's Ancient Cities - BBC Travel No More Mega Contracts for Mega Projects - Eno Center Livability Awards for Highways - Washington Post   Puppies and Butterflies Boji the Istanbul Transit Dog - Reuters How Clement Street Survived - New York Times

    Episode 354: Active Transportation Laws in Berlin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 37:23

    This week we're joined by Roland Stimpel of The German Pedestrian Association Fussverkehr.  Roland chats with us about Berlin's new mobility laws including the 2018 Mobility Act and 2021's pedestrian law amendments. We also talk about SUVs, the struggle to find public servants, and Ampelmännchen, the traffic light man.

    Episode 353: Depave Cities

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 53:45

    This week on the podcast we're joined by Mary Pat McGuire, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois.  Mary Pat talks with us about what happens to water after it hits the pavement, the damaging environmental impacts of covering cities in pavement, and steps we can take to reduce runoff in green cities.

    Episode 97: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Electric Chargers Among Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 30:05

    This week on Mondays, we discuss a lot of different topics from HOLC map redlining to electric car chargers. We don't talk much about the infrastructure bill but I imagine that will be coming soon whether it passes or not!  News Who increases air quality guidelines - Guardian 40 years of HSR - La Croix Translated The train the shrunk France - Ars Technica Berlin buys out apartments - AP News Redlining didn't happen how we thought it did - Governing EV Chargers in Zoning Code - Urban Milwaukee Do we need 500K chargers? - Motherboard The economics of gas stations - The Hustle

    Episode 352: The Community Knows What it Wants

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 41:58

    This month on the Railvolution podcast we're joined by Duncan Hwang, Interim Co-Director of the Asian Pacific Network of Oregon and Gauri Rajbaidya, architect and senior associate at SERA. They chat with us about community driven development in Portland's Jade District and how it's connected to the rest of the region.

    Episode 351: The Rules Require Death

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 48:53

    This week we're joined by Dr. Megan Ryerson, UPS Chair of Transportation at the University of Pennsylvania's Weitzman School of Design. Dr. Ryerson joins us to talk about her research on cognitive workload, measuring the stress of cyclists at intersections. We also chat about transportation during the pandemic, the uneven power dynamics in traffic safety between cars and bikes/pedestrians, and how safety and an inability to navigate are access restrictions.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show at http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire  

    Episode 96: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Find Your Solarpunk City

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 58:40

    This week Tracy McMillan joins the show to talk about engineering climate change preparedness in New Orleans, Solarpunk cities, making Lego budget movies, and early Robert Putnam's thoughts on Italian social capital. We also chat a bit about Metro Twin Cities new transit pass plan and Paris' new speed limit. Find us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire  

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