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Colin Kelly – Better Bin

Podcast Episode 008

In this week’s pod, we speak with Colin Kelly who is one part of the NYC-based design firm Group Project, who won the competition for the new Better Bin, to replace the ubiquitous green wire mesh litter bins around New York City. We speak about the state of waste collection in NYC, the design ideas and the prototype process behind Better Bin, and what happens when a group of friends suddenly need to become a real company when they become finalists for a massive design competition.


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Episode 007 Shaun Mosley: research is care

In this week’s pod, we speak with Shaun Mosley who is a Designer / Researcher at Nava Public Benefit Corporation. We dive deep into what design research is, how do we meet people where we are, and how do we use our imagination to overcome fear.

Episode 006 Sandra Rothbard – freight matters

Why are there so many trucks on our streets these days? It’s your fault buttercup, you create freight everyday. In this episode we speak with freight expert Sandra Rothbard, who is an urban planner specializing in freight transportation.

After working for public agencies in NYC on city logistics, disaster preparedness and solid waste management, she now supports public, private and non-profit organizations around the world as an independent consultant. She focuses on building sustainable, resilient and safe streets, healthy communities and efficient and economic supply chains.

Episode 005: Graham Rossmore – Curbs for People

In this episode we speak with parking expert Graham Rossmore, who helped Los Angeles shift their temporary outdoor dining program to a permanent feature, allowing a greater use of curb and parking space than just car storage. His work found that areas with Al Fresco dining generated an increase of $12 million in gross sales in 2022 compared to 2019. We also speak about new ways to use the city, which just so happens to be how we used to use the city before cars became the dominant form of transportation.

004 Karen Kubey – Cities of Imagination

Karen Kubey, Assistant Professor, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, speaks about housing justice, how we need to design for abundance, we don’t live in policy, and how housing supply is part of a larger toolbox to provide housing for all.

003 Joanne Cheung:Cities Book of Play

Cities are sites of aspirations and identities, and ‘play’ can be a means for fostering community engagement. Architect and urbanist Joanne Cheung critiques the prevailing forms of community engagement, suggesting that they are often paternalistic and fail to adequately consider the agency of individuals and communities. Joanne further discuss the implications of power imbalances, the need for co-creation, and how play can act as a ‘scaffolding’ for discussing democratic representation. Play has often become commodified causing an unequal power dynamics in society. Joanne suggests the Cities for Play is but a scaffold in tackling very hard problems democratically, and calls for meaningful engagement through more community-oriented spaces for collective action and creativity.

Tom Badley – Offline Cash

Graphic designer and artist Tom Badley shares with us his journey practicing as both a designer and artist, banknote design, digital art, his design of Offline Cash, and his book, Art & Money.

Cincinnati’s West End with Josh Junker

Urbanist and activist Josh Junker (twitter) talks with us about the destruction of Cincinnati’s West End.

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