Bringing Back the Bikes

March 12, 2018 in Community, Transportation

Amsterdam has been cited by many as the most bicycle friendly city in the world. Approximately 40% of all the trips in the city are made by bicycle. So many cities around the world are striving to become cycle friendly, so we thought we’d find out more about the Amsterdam story. This week, we talk to Cornelia Dinca about how the city became a biker’s paradise.

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Cultivating Local Leadership

February 26, 2018 in Community

Challenge Detroit provides a great example of how to develop dynamic urban leaders. Our conversation with Shelley Danner in this episode provides insights into how we can all think differently about leadership in our cities.

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The Power of the Pylon

February 8, 2018 in Community

Urban planners are often challenged by how long it takes to make decisions and how much money and time it takes to implement change in a city. In this episode, we talk to someone who has found ways to address this problem by thinking about city-building a little differently and occasionally using traffic cones, spray chalk, and planters along the way. Mike Lydon is the Principal of Street Plans Collaborative.

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