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.Read more »
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132: Public Transit and Local Leadership
4 days ago
Topic: Urban Resilience Series – public transit that reflects your values Guest & Organization: Jarrett Walker is an international consultant in public transit network design and policy, with 25 years of experience planning public transit in North America, Europe, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand. His firm Jarrett Walker and Associates, based in Portland, Oregon, provides transit planning and executive advice to clients worldwide. He has worked in about 100 cities, including successful network redesign projects in Houston, Anchorage, Canberra, and Auckland. His firm is currently undertaking network design studies in Philadelphia and Dublin, among many others. Heis a frequent keynote speaker, both at conferences and at events building a city's interest and understanding of the public transit challenges. He is a well-known innovator in describing transit issues to the public, in building values-based policies and standards, and in running interactive design processes for transit plans. His training programs range from executive workshops to two-day intensive courses. His book, Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives, was published by Island Press in 2011. The book offers an introduction to transit issues for the average reader, designed to help anyone form clearer views that reflect their own values. In addition to his consulting, teaching, and speaking, he writes about public transit issues at HumanTransit.org. Practically interested in an impractical number of fields, he is probably the only person with peer-reviewed articles in both the Journal of Transport Geography and Shakespeare Quarterly. Resources: Jarrett Walker and Associates HumanTransit.org Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives Island Press Urban Resilience ProjectRead more »
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