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REDESIGNING CITIES: The Speedwell Foundation Talks @ Georgia Tech
48 minutes | Nov 27, 2022
Episode 26: Episode 26: Redesigning Cities for Local Entrepreneurs
What if developers thought of themselves as farmers, reviving their neighborhood’s abandoned buildings, planting locally symbiotic uses, and growing small business entrepreneurs? And what if they wanted to teach you how to do the same in your neighborhood? Monte Anderson of the Incremental Development Alliance and Options Real Estate in South Dallas, TX and Bernice Radle of Buffalove Development in Buffalo, NY will discuss each of their work and its impacts as Season 5 of Redesigning Cities starts digging!
54 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
Episode 24: Episode 24: Atlanta’s Parks and Greenways as Agents of Urban Transformation
How are younger cities leveraging the renewed importance of urban parks in the pandemic? Adrian Benepe of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Trust for Public Land, Clyde Higgs of the Atlanta Beltline, and Tim Keane from the City of Atlanta will discuss how Atlanta’s investments in new parks and greenways are building on its Olmsted legacy while radically transforming development patterns, trip modes, and local ecology.
57 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
Episode 23: Episode 23: Redesigning Cities with Affordable Housing
Today, a minimum-wage earner can afford a one-bedroom apartment in only 145 out of 3,143 counties in America. Andrew Ross of NYU and author of Sunbelt Blues: The Failure of American Housing (2021) and Shelley Poticha of the NRDC and former Director of Sustainable Housing and Communities at HUD will discuss how ineffective government planning, property market speculation, and poverty wages have created this housing crisis -- and the policy and design measures needed to pull us out of it.
68 minutes | Mar 12, 2022
Episode 22: Episode 25: Redesigning Cities for Public Health
Dr. Richard Jackson, emeritus professor of public health at UCLA and former Director of the CDC National Center for Environmental Health and has argued that architects and planners can have more impact on the health of the next generation of kids than all the physicians in the world. His words are best proven correct through the work of renowned architect Michael Murphy of MASS Design Group, dedicated to the construction of dignity and rooted in healthcare design. Listen in on their conversation reinvigorating what it means today to design for health, safety, and welfare.
71 minutes | Mar 12, 2022
Episode 22: Episode 22: Redesigning Streets Post-Pandemic
Lock-downs, work from home, and fears of crowded indoor space during the pandemic have shifted how many of us use streets. From “streateries” and street racing, to drive-by birthday parades and outdoor schools, our streets have become significantly more social. Will these shifts last if and when the pandemic eases – and what do they mean for public space, transit, and mode-splits? Professor Vikas Mehta of the architecture and urban design programs at the University of Cincinnati, Tony Garcia of Street Plans Collaborative and Tactical Urbanism fame, and Professor Kari Watkins, civil engineering at Georgia Tech will help us figure it out.
84 minutes | Mar 12, 2022
Episode 22: Episode 20: Redesigning Cities to Tackle Structural Racism
How can we undo the ways economic policies have contributed to structural racism? And how should we redesign cities to reflect and advance equitable economies? Raphael Bostic, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Catherine Ross, Regents Professor of City Planning and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology will discuss solutions to these and other questions.
56 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
Episode 21: Episode 21: Redesigning Cities in Science Fiction
What can urbanists learn from how Sci-Fi authors have reimagined cities? GT Regents Professor in Science Fiction Lisa Yaszek discusses with host Ellen Dunham-Jones how diverse voices from around the world have challenged racial and gender norms in science and technology while proposing alternative kinds of cities, spaces, and social justice. Yaszek is the author of Galactic Suburbia and co-editor of Literary Afro-futurism in the Twenty-First Century. Shaunitra Wisdom, GT School of Architecture Academic Advisor, author, and Periplus Fellow shares her insights and moderates Q&A.
68 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
Episode 19: Episode 19: Redesigning Cities for a Tele-Everything World
Post-pandemic, how might we leverage tele-work-medicine-education-everything to even the playing field between rich and poor places instead of exacerbating the digital divide? University of Arizona Professor Arthur C. Nelson and Debra Lam, Executive Director of Georgia Tech’s Partnership for Inclusive Innovation will help me, Redesigning Cities host Ellen Dunham-Jones, think through this question.
76 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Episode 18: Redesigning Cities with Green Infrastructure
Josiah Cain, Director of Innovation at Sherwood Design Engineers presents the firm’s advanced techniques for regenerative site design before Mike Messner, Professor in Practice at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, leads their conversation on the implementation, financing, and future prospects of these high-performing sustainable strategies.
71 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Episode 17: Redesigning Cities with Neuroscience
Sarah Williams Goldhagen, critic and author of the award-winning Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives, Sonit Bafna, associate professor and director of the Georgia Tech SoA Ph.D. program, and Harrison Fraker, Dean Emeritus at UC Berkeley and author of Minding The City: Field Notes on the Poetics of Sustainable Public Space present their research on how spatial design impacts meaning, emotions and behavior, before discussing the implications for redesigning cities.
50 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Episode 16: Redesigning Critical Infrastructure for Climate Change
As climate change and urban heat islands compound the impacts of non-climatic events such as pandemics and blackouts, critical infrastructure too often fails just when it is needed most. How do we rethink and redesign critical infrastructure at the city, neighborhood, and microclimate scales? Brian Stone presents new research findings from the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Tech in discussion with Doug Kelbaugh, author of The Urban Fix: Resilient Cities in the War Against Climate Change.
56 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Episode 15: Redesigning Cities and Suburbs for Women
Dolores Hayden, professor emerita of Yale, kicks off this episode with her seminal research on the history of feminist architecture and urbanism and how it contrasts to suburbia’s construction of women’s roles. Eva Kail then presents how she has implemented gender mainstreaming in the design of parks, housing, transit and neighborhoods while working for the city of Vienna, Austria for over thirty years. The rich conversation that follows, led by Julie Kim and Ellen Dunham-Jones of Georgia Tech, discusses why the US hasn’t followed Austria’s lead, hopes for future feminists, and more.
58 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Episode 14: Redesigning Cities with the Green New Deal
What is the Green New Deal and what might its advancing of equity, jobs, and justice in relation to climate change mean for redesigning cities? Billy Fleming of the University of Pennsylvania and Nancy Levinson of Places Journal inform, interrogate, and invite designers to figure it out in this co-hosted Places Event.
29 minutes | May 20, 2020
Episode 13: Redesigning Cities’ Integration of Ecology with Technology
Marcel Wilson, founder of the San Francisco-based landscape architecture firm Bionic, presents his work in the REDESIGNING CITIES video, extracted from his presentation of the 2020 Doug Allen lecture. In the podcast, he and host Ellen Dunham-Jones discuss shifts in how we’re redesigning the integration of nature as amenity, performative ecology and infrastructural technology into cities and landscapes. Watch Episode 13 on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-qUhjDfqq8
53 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Episode 12 - Building Carbon Positive Cities
Alan Organschi, partner in Gray Organschi Architecture and on the faculty at Yale University, and Scott Marble, Chair of the School of Architecture and partner in Marble Fairbanks, discuss Organischi’s research on the potential of timber construction combined with forest management to turn cities into massive carbon sinks. Watch Episode 12 on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg3X-G0qw_c&t=2016s
42 minutes | Feb 2, 2020
Episode 11: Redesigning Cities with Philanthropy
Carol Coletta, President and CEO of the nonprofit Memphis River Parks Partnership, and Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director of the Master of Science in Urban Design degree at Georgia Tech and Co-author of Retrofitting Suburbia, discuss the utilization of philanthropy to improve the public realm with an emphasis on parks. Watch Episode 11 on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6B6M3e0w2A&t=5s
42 minutes | Feb 2, 2020
Episode 10: Redesigning Low-Status Communities
Majora Carter, a revitalization entrepreneur, presents her decade-long work on 'self-gentrification' and incremental development as a means to stem the stigmatization and brain drain out of low-status communities. Watch Episode 10 on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEEX7S675cA
34 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Episode 9 (Part 2 of 2) - Newsweek Momentum Awards
Listen to award winners, Reuben Abraham and Carlo Ratti, discuss their initiatives for smart mobility and inclusive innovation as they relate to cities. Watch Reuben Abraham accept his award on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAQFvItjM6s. Watch Carlo Ratti accept his award on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqlz14Lvy8g&t=12s.
37 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Episode 9 (Part 1 of 2) - Newsweek Momentum Awards
Listen to award winners, Deputy Consul Juan Tellez, Janette Sadik-Khan, Jan Gehl, and Seleta Reynolds, discuss their initiatives for smart mobility and inclusive innovation as they relate to cities. Watch Juan Tellez accept his award on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy-ermqNX2g&t=1s. Watch Janette Sadik-Khan accept her award on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6QrxREpVB0&t=30s. Watch Jan Gehl accept his award on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1nK3dBSAD0. Watch Seleta Reynolds accept her award on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYyOKUGiMVs.
53 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Episode 8 - Redesigning Cities' Investments in Transportation Infrastructure
Chuch Marohn, President and Founder of Strong Towns, is a civil engineer and city planner who addresses a growing movement that questions the fiscal responsibility of sprawl development patterns. Watch Episode 8 on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyUDS3jxlEQ&t=2s
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