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Urbanism Speakeasy is the podcast about human-scale design, just the way the free market intended. We're interested in what makes great cities, towns, and villages. Common sense planning and design has been taboo for decades, thanks in large part to government intervention. We talk about technical issues in plain language for everyone to understand. No advanced degrees or new urbanism pedigree required.

Urbanism Speakeasy is the podcast about human-scale design, just the way the free market intended. We're interested in what makes great cities, towns, and villages. Common sense planning and design has been taboo for decades, thanks in large part to government intervention. We talk about technical issues in plain language for everyone to understand. No advanced degrees or new urbanism pedigree required.
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Urbanism Speakeasy is the podcast about human-scale design, just the way the free market intended. We're interested in what makes great cities, towns, and villages. Common sense planning and design has been taboo for decades, thanks in large part to government intervention. We talk about technical issues in plain language for everyone to understand. No advanced degrees or new urbanism pedigree required.

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English


Episodes

Seeing better cities through your urban diary, with Chuck Wolfe

10/3/2016
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More than street photography. Chuck’s latest book is Seeing the Better City: How to Explore, Observe, and Improve Urban Space [pre-order on Amazon]. He loves street photography, but Chuck’s not interested […] The post Seeing better cities through your urban diary, with Chuck Wolfe appeared first on Urbanism Speakeasy.

Duration:00:22:42

Anthropology (the fine art of people watching), with Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman

7/30/2016
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The relationship between cities and hinterlands Katrina likes to figure out what makes people tick. More specifically, she’s intrigued by how people interact with the built and natural environment. How […] The post Anthropology (the fine art of people watching), with Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman appeared first on Urbanism Speakeasy.

Duration:00:22:44

Connection between street design and public health

3/20/2016
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Street design didn’t give me the flu, but it does contribute to my health. It impacts all of us, whether or not we realize it. Active Living – it’s […] The post Connection between street design and public health appeared first on Urbanism Speakeasy.

Duration:00:09:25

Bicycling as transportation, with Don Kostelec

10/19/2015
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Warning: Don shares my bias for streets that are safe and comfortable for people of all ages. In other words, he’s not part of the modern infrastructure cult that is […] The post Bicycling as transportation, with Don Kostelec appeared first on Urbanism Speakeasy.

Duration:00:19:22

Give mom a bike lane, with Dena Driscoll & Marni Duffy

7/1/2015
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The Twitterverse. A vast expanse where I have connected with all sorts of great people. Dena Driscoll and Marni Duffy are two such people. I’m pretty sure it was Dena who […] The post Give mom a bike lane, with Dena Driscoll & Marni Duffy appeared first on Urbanism Speakeasy.

Duration:00:32:37

Convincing politicians to do the right thing, with Kevin Posey

6/26/2015
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If you keep quiet, they’ll assume you agree. Kevin Posey is an advocate for sustainable transportation policy. He lives in Alexandria, VA (just outside Washington, DC). It’s a city […] The post Convincing politicians to do the right thing, with Kevin Posey appeared first on Urbanism Speakeasy.

Duration:00:18:05

How traffic engineers predict the future, with Adam Millard-Ball

4/8/2015
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Adam Millard-Ball is an assistant professor at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Before that, Adam worked as a transportation planner. So naturally, one of his focus areas of academic research is […] The post How traffic engineers predict the future, with Adam Millard-Ball appeared first on Urbanism Speakeasy.

Duration:00:20:59

Steps to designing great places, with Howard Blackson

3/10/2015
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“So do you sell your work on Etsy?” Howard Blackson is probably best described as a placemaker. A what? For you planners or engineers out there, that’s a familiar term. […] The post Steps to designing great places, with Howard Blackson appeared first on Urbanism Speakeasy.

Duration:00:23:55

When bicycling makes you invisible to motorists, with Robert Wright

1/26/2015
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The Invisible Visible Man Robert Wright is the U.S. industry correspondent for the Financial Times. A journalist! He wasn’t trained to be a road designer or a pro-bike lobbyist. So […] The post When bicycling makes you invisible to motorists, with Robert Wright appeared first on Urbanism Speakeasy.

Duration:00:21:07