This time, it's Urbanism, the miracle cure to the cancer that is car dependency. From walkable neighborhoods to good public transportation, urbanists believe that cities should be good places to live in. After a lengthly news segment, we discuss the Congress for the New Urbanism's charter, the current state of urbanism in the U.S., and our own local experiences.
Links and stuffs
- 00:00 Today we're talking about urbanism
- 00:17 The News
- 00:17 Rising gas prices & transit ridership 
- 01:03 California car owner handouts & fare subsidies
- 02:24 MBTA free fare pilot 
- 02:39 Boston Green Line extension
- 05:04 Light rail in the U.S. being expensive
- 06:05 Stop. Building. BRT. Build. Rail. Please.
- 07:40 Classism vs. the NYC subway
- 08:42 Houston BRT
- 11:03 Theme song
- 11:35 Do you consider yourselves urbanists?  
- 12:55 "We stand for the restoration of existing urban centers..." 
- 14:45 "We advocate..." - pedestrians, public spaces, architecture & landscape
- 17:23 Embrace our architectural legacy
- 18:47 "We recognize that physical solutions by themselves..."
- 19:10 Dubai - Life of Boris
- 20:03 "We represent a broad-based citizenry..." 
- 21:23 "We dedicate ourselves to reclaim..."
- 21:45 Parking at the University of Utah
- 23:20 Elevated rail in SLC - REM de l'Est
- 24:31 Monorails & Alex's trip to Seattle
- 26:05 Why is urbanism growing now?
- 27:12 Downtown living in Salt Lake City
- 29:12 Downtowns are still not great
- 30:25 Vestiges of old trolley development
- 31:16 Freeway bad - redlining
- 32:20 Urbanism good, do it now please
- 33:05 Push for government action, bit by bit
- 34:32 Let us know what you do - "tactical urbanism stories"
- 34:56 Outro
References & notes
-  Mass Transit: MA: Free fare on 3 of Boston’s most popular MBTA bus routes begins Tuesday, lasts for at least two years
-  Car and Driver: U.S. Gas Prices Are Skyrocketing—How Much Worse Will It Get?
-  Congress for the New Urbanism: What is New Urbanism?
-  CNU: The Charter of the New Urbanism
-  The Urbanist: Why I Call Myself An Urbanist