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24 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
Marwa Al-Sabouni: The Architecture of Peace
Marwa Al-Sabouni is an architect born, raised, and presently living in Syria. Despite the outbreak of the civil war in 2011, Al-Sabouni chose to remain in her home country, a decision which has shaped her philosophy as an architect.Al-Sabouni explains how architecture can influence whether a society lives in peace or teeters toward conflict.
19 minutes | Sep 12, 2022
Brad Hargreaves: The Co-Living Movement
Living with roommates is no longer a lifestyle reserved for college students.In the last five years, as many as one in five individuals aged 40 and above lives with roommates, depending on the location.Capitalizing on this trend are companies like Common, a real estate developer and operator of so-called “co-living apartments.” Instead of renting out entire apartment units, co-living companies rent out individual rooms and allow tenants to share apartment common spaces such as living rooms and kitchens.Brad Hargreaves is the founder and erstwhile CEO of Common and joins to discuss this growing trend.
19 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
Emily Hamilton: Inclusionary Zoning and Its Exclusionary Effects
Inclusionary zoning is a policy born of good intentions.On its face, inclusionary zoning policies mandate that real estate developers allocate a certain percentage of new residential units to affordable housing. But do these policies achieve their intended aim?Emily Hamilton, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, argues that inclusionary zoning may not be so effective after all.
20 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
Viggy Ganapathy: If R2-D2 Delivered Pizza
Famed urbanist Jane Jacobs once compared the city sidewalk to a ballet, calling it a "complex order...always replete with new improvisations." Soon, this ballet will feature a new dancer: robots.Viggy Ganapathy is the head of government relations at Serve Robotics, a company designing small, four-wheeled robots that deliver food from local restaurants right to people's homes.
16 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
Alex Israel: The Shape of Parking to Come
Alex Israel is the CEO and founder of Metropolis, a mobility technology company that has set its sights on the one of the largest, but frequently overlooked fixtures of the modern city: parking.
25 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
Dylan Casey: Suing Cities for Housing
What does one do when cities stop permitting housing? Sue them. Dylan Casey is the Executive Director of the California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund, an organization that has set out to compel cities through legal action to permit new housing in California.
19 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
Anne-Claire Binter: Urban Design and Child Cognitive Health
Any parent knows that it is during a child's earliest years that one ought to be the most careful. What they eat, what they watch, even what they listen to are all factors known to have an effect on a child's development. Now, according to a new study, there is yet another factor to add to the list: where a child grows up. Anne-Claire Binter, a researcher at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, explains the impact of city living on child cognitive health.
28 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
Jordan Justus: Decongesting the Curb
The rise of e-commerce and on-demand delivery has jammed up the curbside with delivery vehicles. Frequently, these vehicles are left double-parked as their drivers race to drop off everything from large packages to personal-size pizzas. Jordan Justus is the founder and CEO of Automotus, a company that is helping cities to eliminate curbside congestion through the power of parking cameras and computer vision.
30 minutes | May 24, 2022
Bjarke Ingels, Roni Bahar, Nick Chim: Homes Should Be Products, Too
How to solve as stubborn a problem as housing affordability? Perhaps start by putting an entrepreneur, a technologist, and a world-famous architect in the same room. Bjarke Ingels, Roni Bahar, and Nick Chim talk about their latest venture Nabr, a startup on a mission to put more people on a path to homeownership.
23 minutes | May 10, 2022
Ritu Narayan: Upgrading the Yellow School Bus
The design of school buses in the U.S. has remained mostly unchanged for decades, yet school buses make up the largest public transportation system in the country, moving 27 million children every day. Hear from Ritu Narayan, the founder and CEO of Zūm, a startup that has set out to give the yellow school bus a full system upgrade.
23 minutes | May 3, 2022
Joel Klein: Why Public School Is the Best Place to Learn from Others (Especially in NYC)
Joel Klein graduated from public high school in Queens in 1963. Nearly 40 years later, he was appointed Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. Tune in for the former Chancellor's views on public education in the nation's biggest cities.
23 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
Bert Kaufman: Make Way for the Self-Driving Cars
Bert Kaufman is the head of corporate and regulatory affairs at Zoox, the autonomous vehicle arm of Amazon. He discusses what's in store for cities when self-driving cars eventually roam the earth.
13 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy: Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Infrastructure
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana was part of a coterie of ten Senators largely responsible for getting the $1 trillion infrastructure package to the President's desk. In this special edition of Cityspeak, he discusses the importance of infrastructure spending for U.S. cities and towns and the unique relationship between the federal, state, and local governments in building it.
31 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
Sheila Foster: A Fresh Approach to Urban Governance
Professor Sheila Foster is the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, where she researches and lectures on environmental law and justice, urban land use law and policy, and state and local government. In her upcoming book, Co-Cities, she proposes a new framework for how cities can and should be governed.
25 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
William Butler-Adams: How the Brompton Bicycle Redefined City Living
Will Butler-Adams is the CEO of Brompton Bicycle, the manufacturer of the world-renowned Brompton folding bike. The Brompton is beloved by urban cyclists around the world and is for many the embodiment of city living.
30 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Vince Bertoni: How to Plan the City of Angels
In the season finale of CitySpeak, Los Angeles City Planning Director Vince Bertoni shares some of the joys and challenges of running one of the largest urban planning organizations in the nation.
26 minutes | May 25, 2021
Yan Krymsky: Gas Stations in the Age of Electric Vehicles
With nearly 600 gas stations dotting the Los Angeles landscape, the rise of the electric vehicle presents an opportunity for the city to repurpose a significant portion of its urban fabric. Yan Krymsky, a design director at Perkins&Will, discusses some of his ideas for what L.A.—and other car-centric cities like it—should do with its gas stations.
23 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Eric Jaffe: Sidewalk Labs and Its Vision for Urban Innovation
Eric Jaffe is the Editorial Director at Sidewalk Labs, an urban innovation company with a plan to tackle sustainability and affordability in cities around the world. Eric joins Max to highlight some of the company’s revolutionary technologies.
31 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Ken Steif: Data and Decision-Making in the Public Sector
Ken Steif is a data scientist, city planner, and professor at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design, where he leads the school’s Master of Urban Spatial Analytics program. In his new book Public Policy Analytics, he explains how the public sector can catch up to private industry in adopting data science to make wiser, more efficient decisions.
23 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Saskia Sassen: The City’s Sociologist
Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University where she researches globalization and migration in the context of global cities, a term which she coined in her 1991 book of the same name. Professor Sassen looks back on the three decades since the publication of her seminal study and offers her predictions on what’s in store for cities in the decades still to come.
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