Affordable housing. Urban design. Disaster recovery. Futurism and the global economy. 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.
The Compton's Transgender Cultural District
In 2017, San Francisco designated six blocks of the Tenderloin neighborhood as the Compton’s Transgender Cultural District. In the first episode of the podcast series No Small Stories, APA visits the area to learn about how it’s fighting gentrification and displacement and creating a safe, economically productive home for the city's transgender community.
People Behind the Plans: Julie Burros
Julie Burros sees arts and culture not only as an end in itself but also as a way planners can solve intractable problems. Throughout her career, she's helped governments leverage experimental, artist-designed projects, and she thinks artists can push planners to think outside the box.
People Behind the Plans: Donald Shoup, FAICP
By his estimation, Donald Shoup, FAICP, thinks about parking more than anybody else. That seems plausible, as he's been a longtime advocate for progressive parking policy. In fact, his ideas have spread so widely that not only does he have fans, but they even have a nickname for themselves: "Shoupistas."
APA Podcast Series
Planners of every discipline share the impactful work they do. Led by host Courtney Kashima, AICP, these conversations illuminate the essential hows and whys of planning.
Listen to experts discuss how autonomous vehicles could (and should) fit into the public right-of-way.
Planners and allied professionals who make resilience their mission, even in the face of devastating natural hazards, share their stories and best practices.
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