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Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

A weekly podcast about the intersection between sustainable transportation, urban planning, and economic development. Hosted by Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire.

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Recent Episodes of Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast


Episode 483: An Update to Human Transit

Episode 483: An Update to Human Transit

This week we’re joined once again by Jarrett Walker to talk about the release of the revised edition of his influential book Human Transit.  We chat about Ursula Le Guin, expanding access to opportunity, how to think about transit riders, the free transit movement and thoughts on anger as a response to change.

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Episode 16 May 2024 58m and 42s


Episode 152: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Ancient Ways of Water Infrastructure

Episode 152: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Ancient Ways of Water Infrastructure

This week we're Han Solo but have a lot of news to cover including items on skateboarding, new types of segregation, third places, and some ancient ways to cool cities and streets. 

Check out the show notes below for more information. 

Notes:

Skateboarding - Reasons to be Cheerful

Cityhood - Corner Side Yard

Cleveland rail competitors - NEOtrans

Third Places - Vox

Second Best - Bloomberg CityLab

Access Maps - New Urban Order

Ancient water tunnels - Al Jazeera

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Episode 14 May 2024 40m and 4s


Episode 482: Highway Fighting in Texas

Episode 482: Highway Fighting in Texas

This week we’re joined by Megan Kimble to talk about her book City Limits: Infrastructure, Inequality, and the Future of America's Highways. We chat about the folks fighting back against highways, the history behind building big roads, and what the future looks like for advocacy.

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Episode 9 May 2024 44m and 11s


Episode 481: Money is a Lot of Different Things

Episode 481: Money is a Lot of Different Things

This week were sharing part 2 of our discussion with Jim Kumon. We chat about the challenges of development, how to crowdfund a building, coming to the end of an 80 year economic cycle, how the built environment is an outcome of how we structure capital, and how more information can make it harder to learn new things.

Some websites of note:

Electric Housing

Incremental Development Alliance

Passive House Crowdfund

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Episode 2 May 2024 37m and 1s


Episode 151: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - It's Been a Minute

Episode 151: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - It's Been a Minute

This week on Mondays at The Overhead Wire we're joined by Tracy McMillan to talk about aging in place, Nashville's big transit plan, potential Alzheimer's causes in car exhaust, Milan's famous weeks, and the Colorado legislature's search for more housing and TOD. 

Articles

Aging in place - New York Times

Nashville's transit plans - Nashville Tennessean

Alzheimer's and car exhaust - Clean Technica

Colorado density laws - Colorado Politics

Milan's commercial weeks - Domus Web

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Episode 30 April 2024 1h, 8m and 10s


Episode 480: Details of Development Reform in Minnesota Part 1

Episode 480: Details of Development Reform in Minnesota Part 1

This week we’re joined by Jim Kumon, Principal at Electric Housing, to discuss his work as a developer and urban policy educator in the Twin Cities. We chat about his sustainable development project, what St. Paul learned from Minneapolis 2040 and how zoning reform and transportation intersect.

Some websites of note:

Electric Housing

Sundial Building

Incremental Development Alliance

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Episode 25 April 2024 47m and 51s


Episode 479: Charging Up Transportation

Episode 479: Charging Up Transportation

This week we’re joined by Gabe Klein, Executive Director of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation. We chat about the Joint Office’s white paper focused on best practices and solutions for electric vehicle charging entitled: Community Charging: Emerging Multifamily, Curbside, and Multimodal Practices. 

White Paper Link

The EV Charging Infrastructure Playbook - Link

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Episode 18 April 2024 46m and 47s


Episode 150: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Housekeeping After Drought

Episode 150: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Housekeeping After Drought

Happy Mondays!  This week on Mondays at The Overhead Wire we're Han Solo again but we have a lot to catch up on.  We're going over some of the news we didn't get to when we were away in China for a month.  We cover LA's spongy infrastructure, an idea to connect zoning reform to transportation funding, and the transition from governments incentivizing retail businesses to warehousing infrastructure.  Of course there's more but listen in to hear everything we share.

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Episode 16 April 2024 41m and 9s


Episode 478: Women’s Transportation Seminar

Episode 478: Women’s Transportation Seminar

This week we’re joined by Sara Stickler, President and CEO of WTS International. We discuss how WTS highlights women’s expertise in transportation and how they create opportunities from mentorship to leadership and education. We also chat about some of their legislative priorities on workplace policy as well as some of the barriers women face in the field.

For more information visit: https://www.wtsinternational.org/

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Episode 11 April 2024 41m and 26s


Episode 477: Culture Change in Cleveland

Episode 477: Culture Change in Cleveland

This week we’re featuring a one to one conversation between Billy Terry, Executive Director of the National Transit Institute at Rutgers University, and India Birdsong Terry, General Manager and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. They discuss leadership, hiring, and culture change at Ohio's largest transit agency. 

This podcast was produced in partnership with Mpact. To find out more, visit http://mpactmobility.org

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Episode 4 April 2024 52m and 51s

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