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The Sustainable City with Dr. Steven Cohen

Topic: Smart Growth and Livable Communities Series – importance of cities as the center of industry and life Guest & Organization: The Research Program is led by Dr. Steven Cohen, Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is also Director of the Master of Public…

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Open Spaces Sacred Places

Topic: Urban Resilience – urban green spaces designed with a purpose Guest & Organization: Fred Smith is the Director of Stringfellow Health Fund Grants at the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama.  He has an Associate of Science degree from Southern Union Community College, Bachelor’s degree in marketing and a Master’s degree in Public Administration—both from…

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The Patuxent River Keeper

Topic: Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Environmental Justice and Equitable Development Series – serving diverse communities and the watershed movement Guest & Organization: Fred Tutman is a grassroots community advocate for clean water in Maryland’s longest and deepest intrastate waterway and holds the title of Patuxent Riverkeeper and organization that he founded in 2004. He also…

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Replay – Regenerative Agriculture with John Roulac of Nutiva: Voting for a Sustainable Future Three Times Per Day

Topic: What you eat can help save the planet. Guest & Organization: John W. Roulac is the founder and CEO of Nutiva, the world’s leading organic superfoods brand of hemp, coconut, chia, and red palm superfoods. John founded Nutiva in 1999 with a mission to nourish people and planet. Through his leadership, Nutiva has become…

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UrbanFootprint

Topic: Smart Growth and Livable Communities Series – data-driven tools to assist in decision making Guest & Organization: Joe DiStefano is Principal and Co-Founder of UrbanFootprint (formerly Calthorpe Analytics). He leverages more than 20 years of experience in land use and transportation planning in leading the development and deployment of the UrbanFootprint software platform. His…

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Public Transit and Local Leadership

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…

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Replay – Street Soccer USA: Transforming Lives and Neighborhoods

Topic: The role of sports in increasing social mobility and improving communities Guest & Organization: Lisa Wrightsman is the Regional Program Manager of Street Soccer USA Sacramento and the Founder and Coach of Sacramento Lady Salamanders. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a concentration in Digital Video from California State University,…

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Thriving Earth Exchange

Topic: Adaptation and Livable Communities Series – using science to advance community priorities Guest & Organization: Raj Pandya directs American Geophysical Union (AGU)’s Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX). TEX helps volunteer scientists and community leaders work together to use science, especially Earth and space science, to advance community priorities related to sustainability, resilience, disaster risk reduction,…

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Small Cities and the Transportation Revolution

Topic: Smart Growth and Livable Communities Series – emerging mobility trends Guest & Organization: Christopher Cabaldon was first elected Mayor of West Sacramento in 1998, and is serving his ninth term. He is the first mayor elected directly by the voters of the city, after serving three terms on the city council. The Sacramento Bee…

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Prosperity and Poverty in Urban America

Topic: Urban Resilience Series – growth in American cities Guest & Organization: Alan Mallach is a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress in Washington, DC. He is the author of many works on housing and planning, including Bringing Buildings Back and Building a Better Urban Future: New Directions for Housing Policies in Weak Market Cities. He has…

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Transportation Inequity in Baltimore

Topic: Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Environmental Justice and Equitable Development Series – transportation inequity Guest & Organization: Tracee Strum-Gilliam, AICP is the Director of Mid-Atlantic Client Solutions for PRR. For her, working at PRR is thrilling! The core part of her position at PRR is to grow the Baltimore office and PRR’s transportation and infrastructure…

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Resiliency Planning Success Stories

Topic: Adaptation and Livable Communities Series – getting adaptation and resilience projects to move forward Guest & Organization: Ellory Monks is co-founder of The Atlas Marketplace, a free online community for public officials upgrading their systems to be stronger, smarter and more sustainable. The Atlas is a hassle-free space where cities come to learn, share, and…

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Local Policies and the Transportation Revolution

Topic: Smart Growth and Livable Communities Series – integrating new mobility technology into cities Guest & Organization: Working out of BB&K’s Washington, D.C. office, Greg uses his unique experience working on Capitol Hill and as in-house counsel for a transportation planning agency to provide legal and regulatory guidance concerning federal grant and contracting requirements, and…

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Resilience for All

Topic: Urban Resilience Series – Resiliency planning, equity and community-driven design Guest & Organization: Barbara Brown Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture. Barbara Brown Wilson’s research and teaching focus on the ethics, theory, and practice of sustainable community design and development, and on…

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Charlottesville Beyond the Headlines

Topic: Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Environmental Justice and Equitable Development Series – current political climate in Charlottesville and beyond Guest & Organization: Dayna Bowen Matthew is the William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law and F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights at the University of Virginia….

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Transportation, Place & Prosperity — GoTRANS

Topic: Smart Growth and Livable Communities Series – active transportation and community design Guest: Peter Katz has been a leader in advancing innovative approaches to community planning and transportation for more than a quarter century. He helped to catalyze the New Urbanism movement, first as author of The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community, and later…

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Replay – Portland is a Movable Side Yard Feast

Topic: Providing Local Food to the Local Community Guest & Organization: Stacey Givens is the farmer/chef/owner of The Side Yard Farm & Kitchen. She grew up in a big fat Greek family and was instilled with DIY values from a very young age. Farming in their backyard, foraging olives with her mom from the nearby…

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20 Years Of Life – Public Health and Political Power

Topic: Urban Resilience Series – Addressing public health disparities Guest & Organization: Suzanne Bohan covered health and science for 12 years with the Bay Area News Group, a 650,000-circulation newspaper chain which includes the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, and Oakland Tribune. She previously worked for the Sacramento Bee, and her writing has…

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Art and Creative Place Making

Topic: The arts and community engagement as highly effective community and economic development strategies Guest & Organization: Juanita Hardy is the Senior Visiting Fellow (SVF) for Creative Placemaking at the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Her work supports the Institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative by deepening and broadening ULI’s focus on creative placemaking through content, the ULI District Council network, and…

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Collateral Environmental Federalism

Topic: Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Environmental Justice and Equitable Development Series – Advancing environmental justice and equity at the state and local levels Guest & Organization: Dr. Adrienne L. Hollis is the Director of Federal Policy at WE ACT for Environmental Justice, in the Washington, DC office. Dr. Hollis is an experienced environmental toxicologist as…

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Coastal Adaptation in Louisiana

Topic: Adaptation and Livable Communities Series – Issues Facing Coastal Communities Guest & Organization: Liz Williams Russell is the Coastal Community Resilience Director at the Foundation for Louisiana where she designs strategies to support communities influenced by land loss and relative sea-level rise across coastal Louisiana. With a background and training in architectural design, landscape…

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Adaptation Professionals – ASAP

Topic: Adaptation and Livable Communities Series – An Introduction to Adaptation Professionals Guest & Organization: Beth Gibbons is the Executive Director of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP). In this role, she is responsible for strengthening the ASAP network and bringing adaptation best practices into the broader conversation across sectors and scales. Beth brings…

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Three Revolutions – The Future of Cars

Topic: Autonomous vehicles, shared vehicle services and electric vehicles Guest & Organization: Dr. Daniel Sperling is the Blue Planet Prize Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy and founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, which oversees the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program. He has…

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The History and Power of the Built Environment

Topic: Urban revitalization and land regeneration Guest & Organization: Dekonti Mends-Cole serves as the Director of Policy for the Center for Community Progress. Prior to joining Center for Community Progress in September 2015, Dekonti worked in Detroit as the Deputy Director of Dispositions for the Detroit Land Bank Authority overseeing disposition, property management and compliance…

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Tax Policy and Urban Form

Topic: The relationship between tax and land use policies Guest & Organization: Joe Minicozzi is an urban planner imagining new ways to think about and visualize land use, urban design and economics. Joe founded Urban3 to break down and visualize the market dynamics created by tax and land use policies. Urban3’s work is establishing new…

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Puerto Rico and Disaster Capitalism

Topic: Post-disaster relief efforts to rebuild and revitalize Puerto Rico Guest & Organization: Elizabeth Yeampierre is an internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental and climate justice leader of African and Indigenous ancestry born and raised in New York City. A national leader in climate justice movement, Elizabeth is the co-chair of the Climate Justice…

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Realtors Promoting Smart Growth

Topic: Smart growth and the real estate industry Guest & Organization: Hugh Morris has practiced urban planning for twenty-five years with a focus on transportation issues.  After graduating from UCLA with a Masters in Planning, he spent five years with a transportation consulting firm working on transit plans, travel demand forecasting models, and travel surveys. …

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Funding Climate Adaptation

Topic: Holistic Approaches to Climate Challenges Guest & Organization: Senator Bob Wieckowski represents the 10th Senate District in the California State Legislature. The district stretches from southern Alameda County into Santa Clara County and shares the member’s focus on job creation, clean technologies, protecting our environment and reducing unnecessary regulations. Mr. Wieckowski chairs the Environmental Quality Committee and Budget…

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Recovering from Wildfire in Northern California

Topic: Wildfire recovery in wine country Guest & Organization: Chris Coursey grew up in a military family, and by the time he graduated from college had never lived in any city for more than three years. He came to Santa Rosa in 1980 to take a job that he thought would be a brief stop in his…

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The Next Generation of Public Service

Topic: Supporting the next generation of young leaders Guest & Organization: Danielle Metzinger is a Learning and Development Specialist at CalSTRS, and serves as Membership Lead for NxtGov including administering the new NxtGov Ambassador Program. Danielle’s interest in public service led her from the nonprofit to the public sector in 2013 when she began her…

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Watersheds and Homelessness – Part 2

Topic: Homelessness and water resource protection Guest & Organization: Mike Antos is a Senior Watershed Manager for the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, facilitating the One Water One Watershed program and leading engagement with members of disadvantaged communities for collaborative watershed management. Mike holds a PhD in Geography from UCLA where he remains a member…

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Watersheds and Homelessness

Topic: The intersection of homelessness and water management Guest & Organization: Mike Antos is a Senior Watershed Manager for the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, facilitating the One Water One Watershed program and leading engagement with members of disadvantaged communities for collaborative watershed management. Mike holds a PhD in Geography from UCLA where he remains a member…

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Affordable Housing and A Politics of Yes

Topic: Yes in my back yard (YIMBY) Guest & Organization: Sonja Trauss is the founder of the San Francisco Bay Area Renters’ Federation – an unincorporated club of pro-building, pro-density renters. Born and raised by a labor and delivery nurse and legal aid attorney in Philadelphia, PA, Trauss learned at an early age the importance of representing the city’s…

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Design & Dignity

Topic: The dignifying power of design Guest & Organization: An architect by training, John Cary has devoted his career to expanding the practice of design for the public good. John’s first book was The Power of Pro Bono and his writing on design, philanthropy, and fatherhood has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, and numerous other publications. John…

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Updates from Bonn

Topic: Adapting to a changing climate Guest & Organization: Ellie Cohen, President and CEO of Point Blue Conservation Science since 1999, is a leader in catalyzing collaborative, nature-based solutions to climate change, habitat loss and other environmental challenges. She and Point Blue’s 160 scientists work with natural resource managers, ranchers, farmers, local governments and others…

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Government Alliance on Race and Equity

Topic: Strategies and tools for addressing racism personally and professionally Guest & Organization: Dwayne S. Marsh serves as Vice President of Institutional and Sectoral Change at the new Race Forward. The new Race Forward is the union of two leading racial justice non-profit organizations: Race Forward and Center for Social Inclusion (CSI). He also serves Deputy Director of Government…

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Rural Economies and Urban Sustainability

Topic: The state of rural regions and economies. Guest & Organization: Steve Frisch is President of Sierra Business Council and one of its founding members. Over the last 20 years, Sierra Business Council has leveraged more than $100 million of investment in the Sierra Nevada and its communities through community and public-private partnerships. Sierra Business…

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The Future of Smart Growth

Topic: Celebrating our 100th episode by kicking off the conversation about the upcoming New Partners for Smart Conference Guest & Organization: Matthew Dalbey is the Director of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Communities. The Office of Sustainable Communities (OSC) supports locally led, community-driven efforts to revitalize local economies and attain better environmental…

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Firestorm

Topic: How wildfires will shape our future Guest & Organization: Edward Struzik is an award-winning writer and photographer. His previous books include Firestorm, Future Arctic, Arctic Icons, and The Big Thaw, among others. A fellow at the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, his numerous accolades include the prestigious…

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Street Soccer USA: Transforming Lives and Neighborhoods

Topic: The role of sports in increasing social mobility and improving communities Guest & Organization: Lisa Wrightsman is the Regional Program Manager of Street Soccer USA Sacramento and the Founder and Coach of Sacramento Lady Salamanders. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a concentration in Digital Video from California State University,…

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Reconnecting Planning and Public Health

Topic: Making the connection between planning and public health Guest & Organization: Anna Ricklin, AICP is manager of the American Planning Association’s (APA) Planning and Community Health Center, where she oversees applied research and place-based initiatives to advance health-oriented planning practice. She has a background in health impact assessment, active transportation planning, and cross-sector collaboration,…

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ALDEN MEYER

Bonn Chance

Topic: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – 2017 COP 23 Meeting Guest & Organization: Alden Meyer is director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists and the director of its Washington, DC, office. He provides general oversight and strategic guidance for the organization’s advocacy on energy, transportation, agriculture, and arms…

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Energy Democracy

Topic: The Connection Between Race and Energy In This Episode: 01:35  Guest Denise Fairchild is introduced. 02:12  Denise explains what energy democracy is and why it’s important. 05:31  How does energy shape our political system? 08:11  Denise talks about the ownership and distribution of energy. 11:03  Denise touches on how a community ownership of energy…

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Biking as a Way of Life

Topic: Making Urban Streets More Bicycle and Pedestrian Friendly In This Episode: 01:07  Guest Grace Kyung describes Trailnet. 01:16  Grace shares what motivated her to become a bicycle and pedestrian planner. 02:31  Grace tells what she’s learned and what we need to do to make communities more bikeable and pedestrian friendly. 05:18  Grace explains what…

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Inclusive Creative Place Making

Topic: Transforming a Community Through the Power of Art In This Episode: 01:44  Guests Linda Steele and Roseann Weiss are introduced. 02:44  Vernice shares her interest in place-making strategies through art and artistry. 03:39  Roseann tells of the work that is happening in St. Louis. 04:59  Linda tells of the work that is happening in…

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WE ACT For Environmental Justice

Topic: Looking at the Past, Present, and Future of the Environmental Justice Movement In This Episode: 02:06  Guest Peggy Shepard is introduced. 02:24  Peggy shares of her experience as a journalist. 06:34  Peggy relates how she made the transition from being in a political space to being in the environmental justice space. 08:25  Peggy gives…

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Disaster Recovery Activist

Topic: Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, and Resiliency for Smaller and Rural Communities In This Episode: 01:37  Guest Laura Clemons is introduced. 01:44  Laura tells how she became interested in community resiliency and disaster work. 02:50  Laura explains the difference between an advocate and an activist. 04:24  Laura describes how individuals may be able to help after…

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Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Topic: It’s “Just” Rain: Weather Events Impacting Rural Communities In This Episode: 02:41  Laura explains the impacts of extreme weather on smaller rural communities. 05:48  Laura talks about some of the resources available to help small communities recover from a weather event. 08:49  Laura describes what a disaster declaration is. 10:30  Is the average number…

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California Leading the Nation on Carbon Legislation

Topic: California’s Cap-and-Trade Program In This Episode: 01:16  Guest Arjun Patney is introduced. 02:11  Arjun describes his work at the American Carbon Registry. 04:28  Arjun explains how the California carbon market works. 07:26  Arjun talks about what was exempt from the market. 08:42  Since California is a large exporter of agricultural product, did that have…

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Green Stormwater Management

Topic: Incorporating Green Infrastructure into Street Design In This Episode: 01:57  Guest Corinne Kisner is introduced. 02:10  Corinne shares about the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). 02:33  Mike tells about Island Press and NACTO’s book, “The Urban Street Stormwater Guide”. 03:17  Corinne explains why sustainable stormwater management matters and why transportation officials should…

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Equitable Civic Engagement

Topic: National Engagement Starts with Local Engagement In This Episode: 01:18  Guest Mindy Romero is introduced. 02:14  Mindy shares if there’s a resurgence of civic engagement. 05:52  Mindy talks about whether there’s an opportunity to translate national engagement to local level engagement. 08:48  Mindy speaks about building trust with communities with local policymakers that aren’t…

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Ethnodrama and Youth Leadership

Topic: Inviting People to Share Their Stories In This Episode: 01:26  Guests Sahdiyah Simpson and Sarah Hobson are introduced. 01:39  Sarah describes Community Allies, ethnodrama, and the STL Youth Smart Growth Leaders program. 04:40  Sahdiyah shares her experience with the STL Youth Smart Growth Leaders program. 05:59  Sahdiyah states what her topic was. 06:19  Sarah…

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Reimagining Retail

Topic: Reusing and Revitalizing Retail Spaces In This Episode: 02:57  Guest Michele Reeves is introduced. 04:03  Michele talks about the impact she’s seeing from the decline of retail. 06:52  Michele shares her thoughts about what to do with vacant retail spaces and what some of the obstacles are. 10:48  Michele addresses huge parking lots. 13:32…

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Building Communities for an Aging Population

Topic: Planning and Creating Age-Friendly Communities In This Episode: 00:57  Co-host Paul Zykofsky and guests Kathy Sykes and Bill Armbruster are introduced. 01:24  Kathy shares why she’s interested in the field of aging and public health. 01:47  Bill discusses why he’s interested in the field of aging and public health. 02:56  Why is planning for…

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Bottom Up Water Solutions

Topic: Fresh Water, Climate Change, and Community Resilience In This Episode: 02:10  Guest Rebecca Wodder is introduced. 03:19  Rebecca expresses how the first Earth Day impacted her life and career path. 05:06  Rebecca tells if fresh water has always been the focus of her environmental career. 05:48  Rebecca talks about how water affects climate change….

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Market-Driven Water Conservation – AquaShares

Topic: Innovative Solutions for Resilient Water Management In This Episode: 02:43  Guest James Workman is introduced. 03:42  James talks about his book and what motivated him to travel to Africa. 07:13  James shares why he created programming based on what he saw in Africa. 08:50  James describes AquaShares. 11:51  What measures are people taking to…

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Local Leadership

Topic: Creating Successful Communities Through Positive and Determined Leadership In This Episode: 02:36 Guest Mayor Rey Leon is introduced. 02:56 Mayor Leon describes his community. 05:54 Mayor Leon tells how long he’s been mayor. 07:16 Mayor Leon conveys what he would like to accomplish during his time as mayor. 19:20 Mayor Leon gives the status…

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World Bank — Turning Down the Heat

Topic: Carbon and the Paris Agreement In This Episode: 03:10 Guest Tom Kerr is introduced. 03:26 Tom explains what the World Bank is. 05:00 Tom describes the kind of work that the climate change group does. 07:37 Tom talks about the changes he’s seen since Kim Yong became the World Bank’s president. 09:27 Tom speaks…

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Autodesk: Climate Change and Equity as Design Challenges

Topic: Using Design to Create Positive Impacts In This Episode: 01:29 Guest Lynelle Cameron is introduced. 01:39 Lynelle describes Autodesk. 02:48 Lynelle shares her career journey. 04:06 Lynelle discusses Paul Hawken’s new book, Drawdown. 05:17 Lynelle tells about the Autodesk Foundation. 06:41 Lynelle defines the term “design.” 07:08 Lynelle talks about climate change through the…

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Leadership in a Time of Change

Topic: Adjusting to the Rapid Pace of Change In This Episode: 02:20 Guest Carl Guardino is introduced. 03:03 Carl talks about what is being done to stay relevant in technology and innovation. 05:45 Carl describes what leaders can do to be resilient and to continue to come up with innovative ideas. 08:05 Carl informs us…

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People’s Climate March

Topic: The People’s Climate March, the Economy, and Policy Making In This Episode: 01:40 Vernice Miller Travis is introduced. 02:14 Vernice tells about the Climate March. 04:50 Vernice gives her thoughts regarding the amount of press coverage of the Climate March. 07:23 Vernice describes the impacts of the various recent marches. 10:55 Is there evidence…

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Bike Boom

Topic: The Future of Cycling as a Mode of Transportation In This Episode: 01:59 Guest Carlton Reid is introduced. 02:49 Carlton explains the history of the bike boom. 07:24 Carlton tells why there was a bike boom in the early ’70s. 09:18 Carlton talks about cycling as a mode of transportation, not just for recreation….

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Put a Price on It

Topic: The State of Carbon Pricing In This Episode: 05:41 Michael shares what brought him to working on carbon pricing. 08:12 Michael addresses how people would feel the impact of a carbon tax. 10:38 How would putting a price on carbon play out? 12:17 Michael comments on the cost of carbon pricing. 13:19 How is…

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Broadband for All — Part 2

Topic: Broadband Access in Rural Communities In This Episode: 02:04 Mike gives a recap of part 1 of the Broadband for All series. 03:53 Guest Cecilia Aguiar-Curry is introduced. 04:51 Cecilia talks about why the issue of broadband is important to her. 06:19 Cecilia explains the relationship between under-connected communities and Internet access. 07:55 Cecilia…

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Broadband for All — Part 1

Topic: Broadband Access Impacts Environment, Health, Agriculture, and Jobs In This Episode: 01:20 Co-host Kate Meis is introduced. 02:04 Kate talks about the Local Government Commission (LGC). 03:11 Kate shares the LGC’s upcoming events. 05:00 Kate introduces the next two podcast guests and what the podcast topics will be. 06:43 Mike mentions that access to…

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Charting the National Healthy Communities Platform

Topic: Incorporating Public Health Considerations in the Local Government Planning Process In This Episode: 02:40 Co-host Paul Zykofsky is introduced. 02:48 Guests Miguel Vazquez and Erik Calloway are introduced. 03:10 Miguel tells how he came to be working on healthy-communities issues. 04:13 Erik tells how he came to be working on healthy-communities issues. 05:02 Erik…

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Coal Blooded — Coal Power Plants as a Civil Rights Issue

Topic: Coal, Coal-Fired Power Plants, and the Impacts on Communities In This Episode: 01:58 Mike shares information about Island Press and Infinite Earth Radio’s series on urban resilience. 03:18 Mike talks about the topic of today’s podcast. 05:15 Vernice identifies why the EPA has been focused on regulating the emissions from coal-fired power plants. 10:50…

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Years of Living Dangerously

Topic: Putting a Price on Carbon In This Episode: 01:37 Co-host Michael Green is introduced. 02:23 Mike and Michael talk about the series, “Years of Living Dangerously.” 04:50 Mike and Michael mention the Put a Price on It campaign. 06:44 Guest Camila Thorndike is introduced. 07:22 Camila shares the origin and goal of the Put…

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The Play Everywhere Challenge

Topic: The Importance of Play In This Episode: 01:50 Aisha Alexander is introduced. 02:02 Aisha shares what KaBOOM! is. 02:40 Aisha provides why play opportunities are so important. 04:06 Aisha explains why access to play is an issue. 06:02 Aisha describes the Play Everywhere Challenge. 09:08 Aisha states how people can learn more about KaBOOM!…

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Resiliency: New Buzzword or New Normal

Topic: Expanding the Conversation of Community Resiliency In This Episode: 01:50 Co-host Kif Scheuer is introduced. 01:54 Guest John Zeanah is introduced. 02:05 John shares how he became involved in community resiliency 04:20 John explains what he thinks the word resiliency means. 05:31 John talks about how communities across and within jurisdictional boundaries are responding…

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Sales Tax Distribution – Equity and Sustainability

Topic: Sales Tax Issues and Impacts In This Episode: 02:27 Guests Bob Lewis, Jim Brasfield, and Sarah Coffin are introduced. 02:57 Jim shares why he’s interested in sales tax and distribution equity. 03:18 Bob tells why he’s interested in sales tax and distribution equity. 03:52 Bob talks about his role as Principal at Development Strategies….

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Food Security—Growing Food Connections

Topic: Making Sure All People Have Access to Affordable Food In This Episode: 02:16 Mike gives some background on the topic for today’s episode. 02:38 Julia Freedgood is introduced. 02:47 Julia tells about the American Farmland Trust. 03:08 Julia shares why farmland and food equity are important. 04:19 Julia explains what food equity is. 05:40…

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#Carbon Series: Conservative Republicans Propose a Carbon Tax

Topic: Climate Change and Putting a Price on Carbon In This Episode: 01:10 Carbon series co-host Michael Green is introduced. 01:40 Michael shares what he hopes to bring to this #carbon podcast series. 02:22 Mike shares his excitement for sustainability and equity at the sub-national level. 02:48 Michael tells about CABA’s (Climate Action Business Alliance)…

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Urban Agriculture—Infrastructure and Impact

Topic: The Impact Domino Effect: From Neighborhoods to Cities to Regions In This Episode: 01:19 Rachel Deffenbaugh is introduced. 01:29 Rachel shares how she became involved in urban agriculture and why urban agriculture is important to her. 02:15 Rachel states what Gateway Greening is. 02:31 What is the difference between community gardening and urban agriculture?…

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Heart and Soul—A Barn-Raising Approach to Community Wealth

Topic: People Taking Charge of Their Own Community In This Episode: 01:20 Jane LaFleur is introduced. 01:28 Jane shares what interests her about community development and how she got involved in community-development work. 02:30 Jane provides some of the economic challenges. 03:33 Jane defines community wealth. 04:13 Jane states what “a barn-raising approach to community…

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Tiny Homes and Smart Infill Housing—Improving Housing Choices

Topic: Spurring Community Revitalization In This Episode: 01:36 Co-host Kate Meis is introduced. 01:44 Guest Darin Dinsmore is introduced. 01:53 Darin shares how he ended up working on affordable-housing and infill-housing issues. 02:24 Darin explains what smart infill housing is. 02:50 Darin describes what infill and smart growth look like in rural communities like Truckee,…

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Plan4Health: Fighting Deadly Chronic Diseases Through Better Planning

Topic: How community design impacts lives   In This Episode: 01:31 Elizabeth Hartig is introduced. 01:40 Elizabeth shares how she became involved in planning for health issues. 02:23 Elizabeth tells about the American Planning Association (APA). 03:02 Are there specific objectives for the Plan4Health initiative? 04:08 Elizabeth discusses the degree to which community design impacts…

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Is the Smart-Growth Movement at an Inflection Point?

Sustainability and Economic Opportunity and Inclusion

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Affordable Housing-Walking the Inclusionary-Zoning Tightrope

Serving Lower-Income Families Through Inclusionary Housing

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Entrepreneurship and Place-Based Economic Development

A Successful Approach to Community Reinvention

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Missing Middle Housing: Responding to the Demand for Walkable Urban Living

What’s Driving the Affordability Problem

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Autonomous Vehicles—The Future Much Sooner Than You Think

The Inevitable Future of Transportation

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Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis

What’s Driving the Affordability Problem

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New Partners for Smart Growth 2017

Leaving a Lasting, Tangible Impact

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Civil Rights and Access to Recreation and Open Space (Re-release)

Advancing Racial, Social, and Environmental Equality

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Affordable Housing and Employment Patterns in the San Francisco Bay Area (Re-release)

How High-Wage Jobs Affect Affordable Housing

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Come Hell or High Water-Climate Equity, Part 2

The Story of Turkey Creek: Self-Determination and Resilient Communities

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Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Rising Seas, Climate Equity Part 1

How Climate Change is Impacting Low-Income Communities

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The Future of “Infinite Earth Radio” and Sustainability and Equity in the Trump Era

One Year of Spurring Innovation for the Future of Sustainability and Equity

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Regenerative Agriculture with John Roulac of Nutiva: Voting for a Sustainable Future Three Times Per Day

What You Eat Can Help Save the Planet

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Encore Careers in Sustainability and Energy—Transferring Knowledge, Experience, and Wisdom

Retirees Improving Communities for an Optimistic Future

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Food Security, Clean Water, and Economic Development in Southern Colorado

Food Justice and Self-Empowerment

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Radical Innovation and Resilient Infrastructure—Climate Adaptation

Finance Strategies, Sustainable Development, and Future Benefits

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Moving Vulnerable Communities from Surviving to Thriving, Part 5

Transitioning Out of a Toxic, Unsustainable Industry

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Moving Vulnerable Communities from Surviving to Thriving, Part 4

Worker Training and Workforce Development

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Moving Vulnerable Communities from Surviving to Thriving, Part 3

The Workforce Development Component

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Moving Vulnerable Communities from Surviving to Thriving, Part 2

Opportunities Through Alternative Energy

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Moving Vulnerable Communities from Surviving to Thriving, Part 1

Strengthening and Revitalizing Communities

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Cap and Trade, Where Do We Go From Here? – Climate Adaptation Series, Part 4

Building Support and Communication

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Cap and Trade, Where Do We Go From Here? – Climate Adaptation Series, Part 3

Finding Equity Around Funding and Financing

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Cap and Trade, Where Do We Go From Here? – Climate Adaptation Series, Part 2

Finding Equity Around Funding and Financing

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Making the Global Local – Climate Adaptation Series

The Local Impacts of Climate Change

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Water Resiliency in the Inland Empire-CivicSpark Fellows

Water Conservation with Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

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Urban Heat Island and Public Health in LA County – CivicSpark Fellows

Addressing Climate Change at the Los Angeles County Health Department

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Climate Justice as an Encore Career

Environmental Justice, Equity, and Livability in California

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Regional Sustainability Indicators in Southern California – CivicSpark Fellows

Supporting the Development of Sustainable Practices

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Civil Rights and Access to Recreation and Open Space

Advancing Racial, Social, and Environmental Equality

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A Carbon-Neutral Santa Monica by 2050—CivicSpark Fellows

The Experience and Work of the CivicSpark Fellowship Program

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Redefining Water Infrastructure

Forests and Our Water Supply

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CivicSpark Fellows—Making the Central Valley More Sustainable

Bringing New Economic Opportunities to Disadvantaged Communities

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Businesses Acting on Rising Seas

Small Businesses, Climate Change, and Preparedness

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Mobility and the Sharing Economy

The Shared-Use Strategy of Transportation

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Power of Small—A Housing Revolution

The Multi-Generational Housing Model Movement

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"The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America’s Prosperity, Security, and Sustainability in the 21st Century"

Addressing the Economy, Climate Change, and the Challenge of Global Unsustainability

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Using Nature to Combat Climate Change—The Nature Conservancy

Enhancing Resilience of Human and Natural Communities

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Race, Ethnicity, and Urban Land Use Decision-Baltimore Ecosystem Study

History of an Unlevel Playing Field

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When a Climate Change HERO Comes Along

Providing Turnkey Sustainability Programs

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Fair Trade and the World’s Largest Coffee Break

The Impact of Trade Deals in America

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Taking Back the Power – Community Choice Aggregation

The Next Frontier in Community Energy

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The Future of Transportation: Mobility as a Service

Reducing Single-Occupancy-Vehicle (SOV) Commuting

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Community Benefits Agreements: A Vital Tool for Equitable Community Reinvestment

Equalizing the Balance of Power

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The California Endowment: Empowering Grassroots Communities

Giving People a Voice

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A Holistic Approach to Drinking-Water Infrastructure [U.S. Water Crisis Part Three]

Water Sustainability in Urban Areas

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Climate Change and Storm Water Utilities [U.S. Water Crisis Part Two]

Integrated Water Resource and Infrastructure Management

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Access to Safe Drinking Water in Rural America [U.S. Water Crisis Part One]

Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities

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Youth Perspective-How to Engage the Next Generation in Decision-Making

Young Women and Youth for Smart Growth

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Affordable Housing and Employment Patterns in the San Francisco Bay Area

How High-Wage Jobs Affect Affordable Housing

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Authentic Community Engagement in Gentrifying Communities

Making Sure That Underrepresented Communities Are Heard

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Blue Zones and the Secret to Living to 100

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

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Beyond Talk: A Tool for Planning and Evaluating Equitable Development Projects and Plans

Moving Equity from a Buzzword to a Metric

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Revitalizing Baltimore in the Wake of the Freddy Gray Tragedy

Revitalization in Baltimore after Freddie Gray

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The Philadelphia Land Bank and Equitable Community Development

Building Strong Neighborhoods and Communities

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Community Wealth Building, a Superior Economic Development Model

Anchor Institutions and Community Wealth Building

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Smart Growth as a Driver of Equity

Equitable Opportunities for All People and Communities

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Investing in Opportunity

Investing in Opportunity

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Environmental Justice and Smart Growth

Incorporating Environmental and Economic Justice and Equitable Development

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From Unemployed Berkeley Dropout to Climate Change Warrior, the Tyi Johnson and Rising Sun Energy Story

The Green Economy and Workforce Development

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Green Job Training and Workforce Development

The Green Economy, Youth Employment and Workforce Development

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Renewable Energy and Taking Control of Your Future

Renewable Energy

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Local Food Systems and Food Justice

Local Food Systems

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Equitable Development and Economic Growth

Intertwined Crises in America

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The Future of Smart Growth

Smart Growth and Sustainability in Communities in the U.S.

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Portland is a Movable Side Yard Feast

Providing Local Food to the Local Community

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Food Waste in America – The Beauty in Ugly Food

Decreasing Food Waste Through the Real Good Produce Program

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Hunger in America – Thinking Outside the Food Pantry

Taking a Look at Food Insecurity

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