This week we're talking about Denver's Union Station project.
Let's face it, we can learn a lot from the Dutch!
This week we’re joined by Nancy Andrews, former CEO of the Low Income Investment Fund (Liif). Nancy discusses her work in community development, poverty reduction strategies, breaking down institutional silos, and how the Bay Area Transit Oriented Housing fund works.
This week we're joined by Doug Farr, president of Farr Associates and author of Sustainable Nation. Doug tells us about the different patterns of urbanism he describes in the book, and how we can take a bottom-up approach to changing our cities. He also gives his take on the Burning Man festival and the "forced boredom" that induces great conversations, and discusses why Alexis de Tocqueville's 1835 work, Democracy in America, is still relevant today.
This week we're joined by Andrew Salzberg, head of transportation policy and research at Uber. Andrew talks about growing up in Montreal and his previous transportation work at the World Bank. We also chat about the importance of transportation policy at the city level and Uber's support for congestion pricing.
This week Talking Headways returns to the Michelin Movin On conference in Montreal with guest Greg Rogers, director of government affairs and mobility innovation at Securing America's Future Energy, which promotes reduced oil dependence. Greg discusses autonomous vehicle regulation around the country and the limits of techno-optimism. We also review what worked and what bombed at the Movin On conference.
This week we're joined by Clayton Nall, a professor of political science at Stanford University, to discuss his new book about the interstate highway system and political partisanship -- The Road to Inequality: How the Federal Highway Program Polarized America and Undermined Cities. Professor Nall discusses how partisanship affects the way people think about transportation projects, and historical shifts in the politics of transportation policy.
This week's guest is Tom Madrecki, director of urban innovation and mobility at UPS. If you want to know how a huge logistics company like UPS thinks about city streets and transportation systems, don't miss this one. Tom discusses the costs of congestion to UPS, and why streets that prioritize solo car trips don't work for walking, biking, or deliveries.
This week we talk with Stan Wall of HR&A Advisors. Stan tells us about his earlier work as director of real estate and station planning for WMATA in Washington DC, including an interesting case study -- the redevelopment at the NoMa transit station -- his favorite projects, and what "value capture" actually means.
This week's guest is Odetta MacLeish White of the TransFormation Alliance in Atlanta. Tune in for a lively discussion about displacement pressures along the BeltLine, the history of segregation in planning, and big changes in advocacy and equity in the Atlanta region.
This week's guest is transit analyst and writer Alon Levy, whose work comparing the capital costs of rail construction across cities and countries has become increasingly influential. We talk about how Alon got into transportation, subway costs, and price comparisons, and the thinking behind a new Boston commuter rail electrification plan.