Affordable housing. Urban design. Disaster recovery. Economic development. Autonomous vehicles. These are just some of the topics APA's podcast delves into with deep curiosity, expert analysis, and affecting, true-life stories. Throughout every episode of the podcast, listeners of all backgrounds — from those ensconced in the daily challenges and rewards of planning to those coming to the field with fresh eyes — get a firsthand look at what it means to be a planner in a world that needs them now more than ever.
Harnessing Data and Knowledge of New York City Facilities to Respond to COVID-19
New York City's response to COVID-19 required unprecedented creativity and collaboration among its city agencies. Bob Tuttle, director of the New York City Department of City Planning’s Capital Planning Division, comes on the podcast to describe to Ann Dillemuth, AICP, how, in the early days of the response, the division was asked to use its robust datasets and knowledge of city facilities to identify possible locations for surge hospitals.
How COVID-19 Has Underscored the Digital Divide
Sagar Shah talks with Anna Read, an officer for the broadband research initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts, about the basics of the digital divide issue. She dispels some common misconceptions surrounding the concept and outlines programs in states across the country that are working to close the broadband access gap.
Centering Equity and Climate Action in COVID-19 Recovery
Jo Peña sits down with Andrea Durbin, the director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability in Portland, Oregon, and Dr. Markisha Smith, director of Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights, to discuss the city's recently adopted resolution that highlights the connections between equity, climate, and COVID-19 recovery.
Immigrant Experiences, Economic Development, and "Third Places" in the U.S. — and Australia
Melbourne-based planner Sam Choudhury joins People Behind the Plans host Courtney Kashima, AICP, to discuss how her parents' immigration to Australia from Bangladesh shaped how she plans for communities. They also muse on how planning differs in the U.S. and Australia and how business-improvement districts need focused management to succeed — especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moving Planning Commission Meetings Online During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Big-City Perspective
Emily Mack leads the Department of Metropolitan Development for the City of Indianapolis, Indiana. In this episode, she joins APA's Jo Peña to discuss how the city transitioned to online public meetings after COVID-19 hit, and she outlines the many lessons they've learned along the way while maintaining this critical government service.
Cover to Cover: The Future of Fast Food After COVID-19, Coding and Planning, and More
The Planning magazine editors get together — virtually — to recap some of the stories from the April 2020 issue. First up are drive-thrus and how they're faring in a COVID-19 world, then e-commerce and its impact on land use, then coding and its role in solving urban planning challenges.
How Boston Responded to the COVID-19 Crisis
Boston is currently a hot spot for COVID-19. On this episode of the podcast, Brian Golden, director of the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), fills in APA's Roberta Rewers on the strategies the city is using to respond to the public health crisis, including new responsibilities taken on by the city's planning staff.
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