The Future of Cities
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Welcome to The Future of Cities, a new podcast from The Mission. In this podcast we dive deep into topics and technology that are vital to creating a better world. Each episode features interviews with industry leading experts including city planners, technology innovators, government officials, architects, builders, and more. A better future won’t happen unless we build it. So hit subscribe and join us as we explore the future of cities.
||CleanInterview: Deano Roberts||Deano Roberts is the Senior Director of Global Workplace and Real Estate for Slack. In this conversation, Ian and Deano talk about the building of better workspaces, why your best work is done in eight hours, and the value of learning to work within a..||12/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview: Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake||Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake are co-founders of the award-winning architecture firm KieranTimberlake. They are also co-authors of the book Refabricating Architecture. In this interview, Stephen and James told us how prefabricated architecture...||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview: Craig Curtis||Craig Curtis is the head of architecture at the construction start-up, Katerra. He has an extensive background in innovative architecture. Craig talked to us about the housing crisis, bringing down the cost of construction, and sustainability in...||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview: Clark Manus||Clark Manus is the CEO of Heller Manus. In this interview, Clark shares how to plan and design cities when new variables continue to be added. He also shares how building materials are impacting city planning To learn more about The Future of Cities,...||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview: Marty Kooistra||Marty Kooistra is the executive director of The Housing Consortium for Seattle and King County. In this interview, Marty explains why we need to build 96,000 more houses per day, and how we can build more affordably. To learn more about The Future of...||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview: Grant Geiger||Will your future hospital stays be more like staying at a luxury hotel? That is something we heard from Grant Geiger. Grant is the founder and CEO of EIR Healthcare, a startup that brings modular construction techniques to healthcare facilities. In...||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview: Zach Scheel||On this episode of The Future of Cities, Ian is joined by Zach Scheel. Zach is the CEO of Rhumbix, a data-driven construction technology startup. Zach discussed why buildings cost so much, and how companies like Rhumbix are aiming to lower those costs..||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview: Laura Tam||Laura Tam is a policy director at SPUR, an organization which focuses on planning and urban research in the San Francisco Bay Area. Laura leads SPUR's policy work on water, energy, climate change, and resilience. Laura talked about what it means...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview: Ryan Popple||Ryan Popple is the President and CEO of Proterra, a startup that designs and produces electric buses. Ryan worked at Tesla in the early days and was a partner at Kleiner Perkins where he led clean tech investments in mobility and transportation....||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview: Trevor Schick||Trevor Schick is the President of Katerra Materials. In this episode, Trevor talks with our host, Ian, about sustainability in building, how to incentivize change in stagnant businesses, and why you need to be optimizing your materials. To learn...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Progress Last||Over the past ten episodes, we have heard about technologies, innovations, and ideas that will make cities smarter, happier and more productive places than ever before. So how do we make sure it lasts? In this episode, we explore how cities can...||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Cities Get Smarter||Technology is changing at a faster pace than ever before. So how do cities keep up? In this episode we explore how cities can use technological innovation to provide better services for their citizens, and how some cities are already doing so. We also..||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlanning A City Ten Times Bigger Than New York||Fifty years ago, Lagos, Nigeria was little more than a village. Today, it is one of the five most populous cities in the world, and it is still growing. Accelerated urbanization is creating a situation where megacities like Lagos arise before formal...||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeaving The Suburbs||Currently, more than 50% of the United States population lives in suburbs. So what role will they play in the future of cities? In this episode, we explore how the suburbs arose, what it has meant for our cities, and how they might change as cities...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World's Last Traffic Jam||Traffic creates pollution, makes us miserable, and even harms our health. And yet most of us accept it as a part of daily life? In this episode, we explore how transportation will change in the future of cities, and what it might mean for the future...||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere Will We Work In 100 Years?||In the last 100 years, we have gone from the farm to the factory line to the cubicle to the open office plan. What is next? (2:19) Why workplace design needs to follow from human needs (3:10) Why workplaces should be beautiful (5:35) The problems of...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Build Rome in a Day||Over the past few hundred years, technology has improved at an unprecedented rate. During the same time, construction processes have largely remained the same. Now, that might finally be changing. (1:34) What is prefabrication and why is it so cost...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Do Buildings Cost So Much?||Nearly 90 years ago, the Empire State Building was completed ahead of time and under budget. Now, the average large construction project is 20 months behind schedule and 80% over budget. What happened? (2:09) How complexity contributes to cost (5:07)...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere Do You Put 3 Million People Every Week?||There is an unprecedented global housing crisis. How is it affecting our cities? And more importantly, how do we solve it? (2:23) Measuring the scale of the problem (4:45) How the housing crisis affects smaller cities (6:50) How transportation,...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Makes A City Great?||We speak with experts from technology, construction, urban planning and more to find the answer to one simple question: What makes a city great? Answers from: (2:35) Deano Roberts (Slack) (3:55) Grant Geiger (EIR Healthcare) (4:31) Craig Curtis...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAbout The Future of Cities||Welcome to The Future of Cities, a new podcast from The Mission. In Season 1, we deep dive into topics and technology that are vital to creating a better world. We will share stories from history and look to science fiction for clues of what lies...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Super amped about this channel
As mine was, this channel will blow your mind about the complexities of planning the cities of the future. Great content!
Such an amazing perspective on the future of our cities. The writers/creators did a spectacular job on this podcast and you won’t be able to hit the pause button!
Really interesting and engaging podcast! The episodes are the perfect length where they keep your attention the whole time. I also really appreciate the writing and production quality which are both very high!!