Infinite Earth Radio – weekly conversations with leaders building smarter, more sustainable, and equitable communities
About This Show
Infinite Earth Radio is a weekly podcast produced by Skeo and the Local Government Commission and hosted by Mike Hancox and Vernice Miller-Travis. Each week they interview visionary leaders, dedicated government officials, savvy businesses and forward thinking individuals who are working to build smarter, more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous communities through social and economic inclusion that values the contribution of all citizens and seeks meaningful lives for everyone.
You will discover new leading edge strategies for lifting up and building great 21st century communities, along with cutting edge strategies for revitalizing under resourced communities and empowering excluded populations. Smart Growth, Prosperity and Sustainability are not possible without social, civic, and economic inclusion for people of all economic, social, and racial backgrounds.
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049: The Future of “Infinite Earth Radio” and Sustainability and Equity in the Trump Era
2 days ago
Topic: One Year of Spurring Innovation for the Future of Sustainability and Equity In This Episode: 01:19 Kate Meis is introduced. 02:04 Kate reflects on her feelings of how the podcast has been doing over the past year. 03:04 Mike adds to the conversation with his own perspective of the podcast. 03:33 Kate provides the question of how she sees the recent election impacting sustainability and equity efforts. 07:46 Mike comments on his interest in how sustainability efforts will play out over the next four years. 08:49 Kate mentions the area that advocates are paying attention to in the sustainability space. 10:49 Kate talks about the membership survey that was conducted before the election. 14:10 Mike supplies his thoughts about the survey results. 15:55 Kate speaks about some of the themes that were found in the survey results. 18:24 Mike mentions what he learned from the survey. 19:29 Kate tells of the split between urban and rural areas that she saw in the election. 21:18 Mike conveys that the suburban and rural voters feel disrespected by the urban voters. 22:02 Kate shares what’s being done to foster more innovation and progress at the local level. 23:38 Mike describes what’s coming up for “Infinite Earth Radio.” 27:37 Kate adds her thoughts on an upcoming plan for “Infinite Earth Radio.” 27:58 Kate shares some words of encouragement. Guest: Kate Meis is the Executive Director of the Local Government Commission (LGC). Kate is a champion for local governments, a recognized leader in local climate change adaptation, mitigation and clean energy efforts, and an ardent coalition builder. She obtained a Masters of Science degree in Community and Regional Development from the University of California, Davis, and has a Sociology Bachelor’ s degree from California State University, Sonoma. Organization: For over 35 years LGC has connected cutting-edge leaders from across the nation. Together they are advancing transformative policies and implementing innovative solutions for sustainable communities. LGC works to build livable communities and local leadership by connecting leaders via innovative programs and network opportunities, advancing policies through participation at the local and state level, and implementing solutions as a technical assistance provider and advisor to local jurisdictions. Wit
Rated 5 out of
Thought provoking, timely topics
With elections bearing down on us, it's easy to get discouraged about the future. This podcast reminds us that there are passionate people working at the local level to build strong communities. Smart urban planning, green energy, food resource management - not pipe dreams but workable plans for real cities.
Date published: 2016-02-26