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The Parksify Podcast is all about urban public spaces and their impacts on the communities and cities we live in.

The Parksify Podcast is all about urban public spaces and their impacts on the communities and cities we live in.
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The Parksify Podcast is all about urban public spaces and their impacts on the communities and cities we live in.

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@Parksify

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English


Episodes

David McNeill on LA's Park to Playa Trail

10/31/2017
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There's a new trail in the works in Los Angeles. The Park to Playa Trail will be a 13-mile-long trail running from the city's Baldwin Hills neighborhood to the Pacific Ocean, connecting other parks and green spaces along its length. On this episode, we speak with David McNeill, Executive Officer at the Baldwin Hills Conservancy about the Park to Playa Trail and its impacts on local communities.

Duration:00:27:04

Kate Pearce on Raleigh's Dorothea Dix Park

9/5/2017
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On this episode of the Parksify Podcast, Ash Blankenship speaks with Kate Pearce, Senior Planner for Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. Pearce discusses transforming a 308-acre plot of land into a destination park for the city.

Duration:00:20:31

Mariela Alfonzo on Data Analytics for Better Cities

8/22/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Parksify Podcast, Ash Blankenship speaks with Mariela Alfonzo, founder and CEO of State of Place, a predictive analytics software company helping cities build better places through data. Alfonzo discusses the benefits of using data analytics and how it can help improve safety, walkability and convenience.

Duration:00:27:55

Omar Brownson on the Los Angeles River

8/8/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Parksify Podcast, Ash Blankenship speaks with Omar Brownson, the executive director of River LA, a nonprofit working to redevelop the Los Angeles River into a collection of vibrant public spaces.

Duration:00:24:54

Pershing Square Renew

7/11/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Parksify Podcast, Ash Blankenship speaks with Eduardo Santana, Executive Director of Pershing Square Renew and Eve Critton, Development and External Relations Coordinator about the initiative to transform Pershing Square in Los Angeles into a thriving, accessible and inclusive public space.

Duration:00:21:35

CicLAvia on the Benefits of Open Streets

6/27/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Parksify Podcast, Ash Blankenship talks with Tafarai Bayne about the benefits of open streets and about how CicLAvia is helping influence positive change throughout Los Angeles’ communities.

Duration:00:25:48

Milenko Matanovic on Art as Community Builder

6/13/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Parksify Podcast, we talk with Milenko Matanovic, founder and executive director emeritus of the Pomegranate Center, about transforming our cities public spaces into thriving, vibrant places through the use of art and community involvement.

Duration:00:26:05

City Collaborative on Transforming Public Spaces

5/23/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Parksify Podcast, Ash Blankenship speaks with Daniel Sanders and Patrick Smith of City Collaborative, a Louisville-based nonprofit organization working advance solutions for cities and communities through design and urban planning.

Duration:00:28:05

Philip Langdon on Walkable Communities

5/16/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Parksify Podcast, Ash Blankenship speaks with Philip Langdon, author of Within Walking Distance: Creating Livable Communities for All, freelance journalist and former Senior Editor at New Urban news.

Duration:00:41:33

Kaid Benfield on Sustainable Public Spaces

5/9/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Parksify Podcast, Ash Blankenship speaks with Kaid Benfield, Senior Counsel of Environmental Strategies at PlaceMakers, LLC and former Director of Sustainable Communities at the Natural Resourced Defense Council. Ash talked with Kaid about creating sustainable and lively public spaces and the benefits of implementing nature into urban design.

Duration:00:21:53

Jillian Glover on Vancouver's Public Spaces

4/25/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Parksify Podcast, Ash Blankenship speaks with Jillian Glover, a communication specialist, freelance writer, urbanist and founder of the This City Life blog about what makes Vancouver’s public spaces so great and how young families can benefit from urban living.

Duration:00:18:19

Chuck Wolfe on Documenting the City

4/18/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Parksify Podcast, Ash Blankenship speaks with Chuck Wolfe, a lawyer and author of Seeing the Better City: How to Explore, Observe, and Improve Urban Space about the importance of documenting the city through photography.

Duration:00:43:59

Parks Without Borders

4/11/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Parksify Podcast, Ash speaks with New York City Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mitchell Silver about the city’s Parks Without Borders program. Commissioner Silver dicusses the importance of open and engaging public spaces.

Duration:00:13:28

Natural Disaster Planning for Cities

3/28/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Parksify Podcast, we speak with freelance journalist Nate Berg about planning our cities to be better prepared for natural disasters in the face of climate.

Duration:00:25:08

The Benefits of Public Art

3/14/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Parksify Podcast, Ash Blankenship speaks with Parksify columnist and urban planning master’s student Thejas Jagannath about art in public spaces. Thejas discusses the benefits interactive art has on our communities and how it can bring us together.

Duration:00:17:44

Protests in Public Spaces: A Conversation with Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman

2/7/2017
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On this episode, Ash Blankenship speaks with Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman, an urban anthropologist, about protests in public spaces.

Duration:00:32:25

Humanizing Urban Planning: A Conversation with Andy Boenau

1/31/2017
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On this episode, Ash Blankenship talks with Andy Boenaua, a storyteller with a background in civil engineering and urban planning. Ash speaks with Andy about the human side of urban planning and about overcoming the status quo in planning to help build better communities.

Duration:00:37:16