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Pints With Planners

Pints With Planners (PWP) is a podcast aimed at demystifying urban planning in a loosely scripted forum. PWP provides a setting to inform about planning and related municipal issues for a broad community of listeners. Often, discussions on the array of challenges faced by communities and citizens alike are held in forums that may not invite engagement. PWP’s goal is to discover, encourage, and share inclusive conversations that lead to productive community outcomes. As you listen to this podcast, imagine you are sitting with us joining in the discussion of the global challenges we are witnessing on our street corners.PWP was created in partnership with the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association (OAPA) in 2017. PWP’s hosts Ryan Krueger AICP and Will Smith AICP both currently serves on the OAPA Education and Outreach Committee (EOC), and this Committee advises in the podcast development process.

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“Sustainable Urban and Regional Development” with Kale Roberts and Peter Ulrich

 Kale Roberts and Peter Ulrich stop by the Pints With Planners’ mobile studio to chat about “Sustainable Urban and Regional Development”. In a wide ranging conversation, Kale and Peter present methods for promoting sustainability in communities of all sizes. Tune in for this dynamic discussion that includes national and global examples on localized efforts to address climate change, public outreach and coordination ideas to reach sustainability goals, and new concepts for financing resilient infrastructure, including crowdfunding. 


12 Jun 2019

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“Post-Conflict / Post-Disaster Recovery Planning” with Shipra Narang Suri

Shipra Narang Suri, the current Coordinator of the Urban Planning and Design Branch at UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme), joins PWP for a conversation on “Post-Conflict / Post-Disaster Recovery Planning”. From discussions on smuggling public infrastructure plans out of Poland during World War II to the use of Minecraft in reconstruction efforts, her mandate for planners remains the same: the need for local champions that can think holistically when addressing these monumental challenges in community development. Don’t miss this exciting and eye-opening perspective from Shipra and the PWP hosts on the necessity of planning for a future that includes natural hazards and other types of disasters.For more information on Shipra’s background please visit her LinkedIn profile.


22 May 2019

Rank #2

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"Urbanism Next - new mobility and emerging technologies" with Becky Steckler, AICP

Will and Chris chat with Becky Steckler as she discusses new mobility, emerging technologies, and building the places you really want to live. Becky serves as the Urbanism Next program director for the University of Oregon. Urbanism Next conducts research and convenes partners to explore possible future implications of new technology for people, cities, and communities to inform better decision making today. 


9 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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“Master Planned Communities (Designing with Nature for Community Well-being)” with Steve Nygren

Steve Nygren joins the PWP mobile studio to talk about master planning for community wellness. Steve is the founder and CEO of Serenbe, a wellness community created as a model to demonstrate that preserving 70% of green space interlaced with agriculture, housing, and retail is not only economically viable but the future of community well-being. This episode focuses on Steve’s experience in the foundation of Serenbe, and how he has become a thought leader in meaningful and innovative community design in the spirit of Ebenezer Howard and Ian McHarg. Steve’s passion shines through in this wide-ranging conversation recorded in the summer of 2018 in Denver.

1hr 18mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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“Planning for Smaller Communities in Oregon” with Nick Snead, AICP and Dustin Nilsen, AICP

Nick Snead AICP, the Community Development Director at the City of Madras, OR, and Dustin Nilsen AICP, the Planning Director of Hood River, OR, join the PWP mobile studio to share lessons learned from planning in smaller, often rural, communities in Oregon. While many of the planning concepts discussed at the national level highlight work being conducted in the metropolitan areas, planning in small communities is of equal importance to community development and the planning field as a whole. Nick and Dustin share their wisdom, discussing many of the advantages and disadvantages they have witnessed during their time in public service, in an episode that covers extensive ground. Join us to explore how to add additional planning silver bullets to your planning toolkit as we learn from two practiced experts on why planning for small cities truly represents a Neapolitan sandwich of experiences and opportunities.

1hr 21mins

10 Jul 2019

Rank #5