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Podcast by Happy City St. John's, a non-profit based in St. John's, NL. We discuss municipal politics and government, urban planning and architecture, and many other topics affecting St. John's and beyond.

Podcast by Happy City St. John's, a non-profit based in St. John's, NL. We discuss municipal politics and government, urban planning and architecture, and many other topics affecting St. John's and beyond.
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Canada

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Podcast by Happy City St. John's, a non-profit based in St. John's, NL. We discuss municipal politics and government, urban planning and architecture, and many other topics affecting St. John's and beyond.

Twitter:

@happycitysj

Language:

English


Episodes

Happy City Radio - Ep. 12 - The Circular Economy

7/9/2019
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The idea of the 'circular economy' has been getting a lot of traction in recent years, especially with the growth of sustainability and zero waste movements. But what does it mean? How does it work? And how could it be applied to a city like St. John's? In this episode, Jen Crowe and Rob Nolan from Happy City St. John's discuss the fascinating idea with Dr. Nicholas Lynch, geography professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Duration:00:23:04

Happy City Radio - Ep. 11 - Zero Waste NL

6/18/2019
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The Zero Waste movement is growing, and in this episode Happy City St. John's' Jen Crowe discusses the Zero Waste movement with Viviana Ramirez Luna, from Zero Waste NL.

Duration:00:23:23

Happy City Radio - Ep. 10 - Regionalization in NL (feat. Craig Pollett From Municipalities NL)

4/15/2019
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Craig Pollett is CEO of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador. In this second episode of a two-part feature on regionalization, Happy City Radio producers Jen Crowe and Rob Nolan talk to him about the history, issues and opportunities surrounding regionalization in this province, and what lessons can be learned from other jurisdictions.

Duration:00:35:52

Happy City Radio - Ep. 9 - Talking About Regionalization (feat. Dr. Andrew Sancton)

4/10/2019
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In the worlds of municipal planning and provincial politics, regional government is a big issue -- no less so in Newfoundland and Labrador than anywhere else in Canada. In the first of a 2-part series on regionalization, hosts Jen Crowe and Rob Nolan from Happy City St. John's speak with Dr. Andrew Sancton, political science professor at The University of Western Ontario and world-renowned expert on municipal government, to find out what lessons this province can take on regional government...

Duration:00:35:15

Happy City Radio - Ep. 8 - Volunteers Matter

3/21/2019
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Volunteers matter! In this episode, Happy City's Jen Crowe talks with Memorial University's Dr. Shannon Lewis Simpson and Taylor Ivany from the Student Volunteer Bureau, about the when, where, why and how of volunteering, and the important role it plays in building both people and communities.

Duration:00:26:40

Happy City Radio - Ep. 7 - Mobility And Snowclearing

2/8/2019
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Snowclearing got you drove? Whether your relationship with streets and sidewalks is as a pedestrian or driver (or both), you won't want to miss the latest episode of Happy City Radio, produced by Happy City St. John's! This week, Jen Crowe chats with Prof. Daniel Fuller, Canada Research Chair in Population Physical Activity at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Prof. Elizabeth Yeoman, who made a film on the topic! They chat about the relationship between snowclearing and mobility in...

Duration:00:38:15

Happy City Radio - Ep. 6 - Josh Smee on the Municipal Budget And Creative City Planning

1/21/2019
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Josh Smee is past chair of Happy City St. John's, current chair of the St. John's Farmer's Market, Provincial Expansion Coordinator with Choices For Youth and an instructor in municipal politics at Memorial University. In this episode, Smee and Happy City St. John's Chair Rob Nolan discuss the recently released three-year budget for St. John's. They talk about how municipal budgeting works and discuss some of the emerging principles of urban planning.

Duration:00:28:44

Happy City Radio - Ep. 5 - Talking About St. John's Budget 2019

12/11/2018
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The City of St. John's released its 2019-2021 budget on December 10, 2018. In this episode, Happy City St. John's Vice-Chair Jen Crowe talks with St. John's City Councillor and Finance Chair Dave Lane about the decisions made in the budget, and the consultations and deliberation process that led to it.

Duration:00:24:34

Happy City Radio - Ep. 4 - Living In Community

12/4/2018
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Living in Community launched in 2003 in response to the tragic death and disappearance of a large number of sex workers in Vancouver’s downtown eastside. The organization created a steering committee comprised of residents, police, community organizers, sex workers, businesses, and government. They fostered discussions about people’s concerns and hopes for their neighbourhoods and eventually produced an action plan for creating a safer, healthier community. In 2017 this model was adopted by...

Duration:00:29:21

Happy City Radio - Ep. 3 - What's Up With The U-Pass?

11/6/2018
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Public transit is a core issue for our city, and there's a discussion underway at Memorial University about bringing in a U-Pass, which could dramatically alter the transit landscape. In this episode, Happy City Vice Chair Jen Crowe and Treasurer Tyler Downing chat with St. John's City Councillor Ian Froude and Transportation Commission member Kirsten Morry about the U-Pass conversation, and the future of public transit in St. John's!

Duration:00:28:39

Happy City Radio - Ep. 2 - One year later: What's changed in St. John's municipal governance?

10/10/2018
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In this second episode, Happy City board member Jen Crowe interviews local journalist David Maher and municipal councillor Maggie Burton as they assess what's changed in the City of St. John's since last year's municipal election. Also, don't forget about the Happy City St. John's Annual General Meeting (AGM), coming up on Tuesday, October 16th from 7-8:30 pm at the Lantern (35 Barnes Road). This program originally aired October 8, 2018.

Duration:00:34:40

Happy City Radio - Ep 1 - What is Happy City? + Bikefest, Neighbourhood Summit

9/11/2018
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Welcome to the first episode Happy City Radio - the podcast produced by Happy City St. John's in association with CHMR-FM! In this inaugural episode, Happy City SJ Chair Rob Nolan talks about what Happy City is and does, and discusses two exciting events coming up in September -- the first ever St. John's Bikefest on Sept. 16, and the Neighbourhood Summit coming up on Sept. 22.

Duration:00:19:49