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Rahul Moodgal - Master Fund Raiser (Capital Allocators, EP.87). Rahul Moodgal has spent 20 years as a fund raiser across long only strategies, hedge funds, fund of funds, customized solutions, start-ups, and non-profits. Collectively, Rahul has raised and helped raise $60 billion for firms since 2005. He started his career in the industry at powerhouse TT International, and later joined The Children’s Investment Fund (TCI) where he led the marketing effort that raised $20 billion in just 3½ years. Within TCI’s affiliate model, Rahul also was responsible for the largest India fund raise in history ($1 billion for TCI New Horizon Fund), and the largest sector fund launch in history ($1.1 billion for Algebris Investments). Our conversation covers capital raising lessons learned from teaching, the value of transparency, the gold rush before 2008, the lean times afterwards, modern fee structures, the three key points to effective marketing, the three traits that will kill you, the two biggest issues start-up funds face, the best questions asked by leading allocators, and some of the worst horror stories in attempted capital raising. We close comparing by fund raising for charities and investment firms. Learn More Discuss show and Read the Transcript Join Ted's mailing list at CapitalAllocatorsPodcast.com Join the Capital Allocators Forum Write a review on iTunes Follow Ted on twitter at @tseides For more episodes go to CapitalAllocatorsPodcast.com/Podcast
Vanguard's Joe Davis Discusses Global Economics (Podcast). Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Joseph H. Davis, global chief economist at The Vanguard Group. Davis is also head of Vanguard's investment strategy group and a member of the senior portfolio management team for Vanguard's fixed income group, which oversees more than $500 billion in assets under management. He earned his doctorate in macroeconomics and finance at Duke University.
The Global Philosopher: Should Borders Matter?. Michael Sandel explores the philosophical justifications made for national borders. Using a pioneering state-of-the-art studio at the Harvard Business School, Professor Sandel is joined by 60 participants from over 30 countries in a truly global digital space. Is there any moral distinction between a political refugee and an economic migrant? If people have the right to exit a country, why not a right to enter? Do nations have the right to protect the affluence of their citizens? And is there such a thing as a 'national identity'? These are just some of the questions addressed by Professor Sandel in this first edition of The Global Philosopher.Audience producer: Louise ColettaProducer: David EdmondsEditor: Richard Knight(Image taken by Rose Lincoln)
#138 — The Edge of Humanity. In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century.” They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at SamHarris.org/subscribe.
Rank #1: Shared Space. Chambery. France. Chambery: The physical context for policy development. All files in this video podcast have been enabled for and may be viewed in iTunes on the iPad, iPhone and iPod. This ideally requires a broadband Wi-Fi connection.
Rank #2: Shared Space. Chambery. France. The legal policy issues which required resolution
Rank #1: Public Health and Urban Planning 2.0. The sixth episode in the Cognitive Urbanism podcast, Prof. Hollander speaks about the emergence of a public health and urban planning connection, beginning in the 2000s, and a new connection happening right now.
Rank #2: The Urban Wonders of Montreal. In the seventh episode of the Cognitive Urbanism podcast, Prof. Hollander speaks about his recent trip to Montreal and the myriad ways that the city impresses.
Rank #1: The Neighborhood Playbook with Joe Nickol and Kevin Wright | #11. What if there was a book that you could hand to a developer that would help them understand how to activate community spaces before dropping millions or billions of dollars into a project? And what if there were a book that you could hand to community leaders that could help them infuse vibrancy into their neighborhoods to attract resources and capital investment? And, what if those two books were one in the same? Kevin Wright and Joe Nickol have created The Neighborhood Playbook to speak to both developers and community leaders, and bring them together to work on a singular goal.
Rank #2: Private Financing of Public Infrastructure: Beyond Ambivalence with Aaron Renn of Urbanophile | #15. Aaron Renn discusses ways that public commons are constrained through private investment. Private infusions of capital can completely derail innovation within city planning. If this sounds counterintuitive or antithetical to popular rhetoric, it is because Aaron Renn pays attention to the nuance behind these public-private partnerships. Aaron gives incredible advice on what to pay attention to when it comes to financing public infrastructure.
Rank #1: People Behind the Plans: Sadhu Johnston. The City of Vancouver, British Columbia, has a lot to brag about. City manager Sadhu Johnston knows that many of its successes are due to smart, collaborative planning, such as the work the city did to get car trips to the current rate of 45 percent of all trips, down from 90 percent in the 1970s. There’s the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan, which Sadhu helped implement when he started in Vancouver; the plan seeks to set Vancouver apart as a global leader in sustainability efforts. It aims to reduce carbon emissions, add green jobs, and reverse urban tree canopy loss, among many other items. But the city is also grappling with serious issues, such as the housing and opioid crises. Sadhu tells host Courtney Kashima, AICP, that the current average home price in Vancouver stands at $1.5 million. But the city council is taking action. Among the ground-breaking solutions they've implemented to stem the tide of rising housing costs are building modular housing — which take only three months to erect — and implementing an empty homes tax. Courtney and Sadhu also discuss his time in Chicago, where he worked on the Chicago Climate Action Plan and helmed the Department of Environment, and before that, his time in Cleveland, where he worked with the Cleveland Green Building Coalition.
Rank #2: Tuesdays at APA: Strengthening Local Capacity for Data-Driven Decision Making. February 24, 2015 This talk drew upon lessons from the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a collaboration of the Urban Institute and organizations in 35 cities. NNIP partners help local actors use neighborhood data to improve communities through policy, planning, and advocacy. From her experience in NNIP, Kathryn Pettit of the Urban Institute discussed the types of information infrastructure needed to make good decisions in a local community — including open government data, integrated data systems, community indicators, and neighborhood data systems. Examples from local partners demonstrated how stakeholders are using local data on health, housing, and education to set priorities and make better decisions, including examples from the Washington and Baltimore areas. For more information about NNIP, visit www.neighborhoodindicators.org.
Rank #1: Josh Graham on Affordable Housing. Josh Graham, the founder and CEO of Ehab, discusses the benefits of using blockchain to promote the development of affordable housing.
Rank #2: 2017 in Review. Jacob Moses joins Ash Blankenship to discuss their favorite episodes of 2017. This year, their favorites include episodes with author Melody Warnick, Milenko Matanovic, and Dr. Robert Zarr, among others.
Rank #1: Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring on Vital Little Plans. This week on the Market Urbanism Podcast, I chat with Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring on the wonderful new volume Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs. From Jacobs' McCarthy-era defense of unorthodox thinking to snippets of her unpublished history of humanity, the book is a must-read for fans of Jane Jacobs. In this podcast, we discuss some of the broader themes of Jacobs' thinking.For links and discussion on this episode, please visit marketurbanism.com.Our theme music is “Origami” by Graham Bole, hosted on the Free Music Archive.
Rank #2: Anthony Ling on Brazilian Cities and the Future of Transportation. My guest this week is Anthony Ling. Anthony is founder and editor of Caos Planejado, a Brazilian website on cities and urban planning. He also founded Bora, a transportation technology startup and is currently an MBA candidate at Stanford University. He graduated Architecture and Urban Planning at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul and worked with Isay Weinfeld early in his career.For links and discussion on this episode, please visit marketurbanism.com.Our theme music is “Origami” by Graham Bole, hosted on the Free Music Archive.
Rank #1: The Gentrification Episode. Gentrification has almost been labeled a veritable dirty word in many urbanist circles, oversimplified by some to encompass “societal ills” that should probably be called out for what they are. But whether alluding to racism and displacement, rising rent prices or new development, it’s not an easy subject to cover (which probably explains why it took us so long). Join us on this week’s episode where we explain our personal feelings towards the phenomenon — the good and the bad — and learn more about what one community in Brooklyn is doing to prevent gentrification before it starts courtesy of Next City. If you like these conversations and advocating for human-scale cities, you can donate to our efforts on our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/thirdwaveurbanism. Thank you to our supporters, and thank you all for listening, sharing, and doing what you do!As always, you can keep up with our thoughts and send us your comments on Twitter or Instagram: Katrina can be found at @think_katrinaKristen can be found at @blackurbanistArticles referenced in this episode:Main article from Next City — In New York, A Neighborhood Makes a Pre-gentrification Plan: https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/new-york-brownsville-jobs-businesses-arts-hub-economic-developmentNPR on the Tulsa Riot (audio): http://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=532076186:532076188City Lab — Toward Being a Better Gentrifier: https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/06/toward-being-a-better-gentrifier/531324/Gentrifier (the book): https://www.amazon.com/Gentrifier-UTP-Insights-John-Schlichtman/dp/1442650451/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1498682441&sr=1-1
Rank #2: The Stanford Human Cities Initiative w/ Deland and Kevin. Our cities are complex, and it will take more than one lens to tackle the issues we’re facing. But what does it mean to be interdisciplinary in urbanism? Deland Chan and Kevin Hsu, cofounders of the Human Cities Initiative at Stanford, are tackling this from the academic side — creating a program based on international collaboration and cross-cultural exchange for students from a wide range of degrees. In this episode we chat about their latest seminar in Hong Kong, Retaking the Commons, and the upcoming Human Cities Expo where the ideas come together. If you like these conversations and advocating for human-scale cities, you can donate to our efforts on our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/thirdwaveurbanism. Thank you to our supporters, and thank you all for listening, sharing, and doing what you do!As always, you can keep up with our thoughts and send us your comments on Twitter or Instagram: Katrina can be found at @think_katrinaKristen can be found at @blackurbanistEpisode references:The Stanford Human Cities Initiative program: http://www.humancities.org/The Retaking the Commons workshop in Hong Kong: http://www.humancityworkshop.org/2017-workshop.htmlInterdisciplinary Thinking: Stanford scholars and students imagine truly ‘human cities’: https://news.stanford.edu/2016/10/28/imagine-truly-human-cities/The International Urbanization Seminar: http://www.internationalurbanization.org/What is a Human City? By Deland Chan: https://medium.com/@delandchan/what-is-a-human-city-1e3b80379f07---Intro and closing music is “Urban Life” by Gustavs Strazdin used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
Rank #1: Episode 29: Madison Metro Transit. The unique geography of Madison, Wisconsin -- built on an isthmus, a narrow strip of land between two lakes -- creates an interesting bus service design. It's not quite narrow enough to put all buses on one street that everyone could walk to for very frequent service, but still there is frequent combined service on three corridors running the length of the isthmus. Like many agencies, Madison Metro Transit is struggling to manage steady growth in ridership. They were recently awarded the Outstanding Public Transportation Award for their efforts to improve and promote their service in innovative ways. Marketing Director Mick Rusch joins me to discuss their services and some of the operational issues they deal with.Bus routes and schedules are designed to facilitate connections at a series of transfer points at the edges of the city and downtown around the State Capitol. The most transit friendly city in Wisconsin has installed many transit priority facilities such as bus lanes and most notably a busway for the full length of the busy State Street pedestrian mall. The University of Wisconsin offers unlimited transit passes for their students, faculty and staff.Metro Transit is struggling to deal with overcrowding and is even considering raising fares in order to increase service frequency. Would changing from a city department to a regional transit authority be the solution? Listen in to learn about bus-bike interaction, winter weather, bus technology and much more.In the second half a listener shares a video on the structure of Singapore's bus and rail networks and suggests that privatized transit can only work well when heavily regulated. But if a public entity makes all the important decisions, is it still attractive to those who advocate for deregulation? We also consider whether transit agencies should strive for profit, and suggests a way for the public sector to capture and reinvest some of increasing real estate values that their services facilitate. Send your comments and suggestions for topics and/or guests by contacting me. Follow the blog at criticaltransit.com, and if this work is useful to you, please support the show to help me continue traveling and reporting.
Rank #2: 55.5: Oregon Coast Bike Tour 2018. #5, Seven Devils Road to Port Orford. In September 2018, I rode south along the Pacific Coast from Lincoln City, OR to Crescent City, CA plus a few bonus days in the Redwoods. I put together some audio and photos from along the way. Let me know what you think or ask questions in the comments.
Rank #1: Ep. 20: The cow fart tax. On the Feb. 28 episode: City budgets and revenue tools with Terra Gillespie.For some of us – okay, maybe just Matt – city budget debates are events of monumental occasions, on par with the Super Bowl. But they are also very, very frustrating, generally because services are expensive and city councils do not want to pay for them.This week, in an attempt to make sense of all this, Matt and Luke are joined by Terra Gillespie, frequent commentator on city issues and the former creative director of Women in Toronto Politics. She tells us why gender equity must be a critical part of city budgeting.We also nerd-out a bit and talk about our favourite revenue tools, along with the challenges that come with getting politicians to embrace them. Can we use social media to make things like vehicle registration taxes seem cooler? Are taxes that apply to certain behaviours fair and worthwhile. And what about cow farts – we should tax those, right?Finally, Matt offers a thumbs up to Montreal’s plan to install heated sidewalks, while Luke’s thumb is pointed firmly downwards over a proposed Toronto policy to increase the licensing fee for restaurant patios.
Rank #2: Ep. 19: I like the word radical. On the Feb. 7 episode: Building over railways with special guest Michael Meschino (Entuitive Consulting Engineers).Get all fired up for some conversation about joists, girders and cantilevers, because this week on Metropolis Matt and Luke are getting all up into the wild world of engineering.Joined by special guest Michael Meschino from Entuitive, a group of consulting engineers who have worked on projects all over the world, we dive into the hot new trend of building things above railway corridors.Inspired by Mayor John Tory’s plan for a Rail Deck Park in Toronto, we talk about the challenges that come with building atop active rail lines. How do you do it without driving commuters crazy? What are the limitations involved? Does it cost an absurd amount of money? And why is this increasingly something cities are looking at?Also: air. Who owns it? Me? You?Michael tells us about projects he’s worked on in Manhattan and Calgary, and leaves John Tory with some advice on how to make Rail Deck Park a reality.Finally, in our thumbs up/thumbs down segment, Luke gives praise to the art of protesting, while Matt cheers for math and the proper prioritization of transit over automobiles.
Rank #1: Sustainable Suburbs 2.12.11 - William Hudnut (HD).
Rank #2: Sustainable Suburbs 2.12.11 - Discussion & Closing - Part2 (Large).
Rank #1: Innovative Urban Design Work & Its Challenges 11.7.08.
Rank #2: Century in the City: No Time to Lose 11.7.08.
Rank #1: Episode 150: Self Driving Cars Getting Drunk on Motor Oil. This week we welcome back Tanya Snyder of Politico Magazine for the 150th episode of Talking Headways. We discuss aviation legislation in the house of representatives including what it means for drones and whether private jets should pay more for air traffic control. We also talk about legislation on self-driving vehicles and all of the smaller details you might not have heard before including state versus federal regulations of vehicles and children’s safety.
Rank #2: Episode 87: A Car Free Travel Guide for Los Angeles. Author Nathan Landau joins us to talk about his travel guide Car Free LA and Southern California.
Rank #1: 91. Seamus O’Hanlon, Author of “City Life – the new urban Australia”_TMBTP. In this episode of This Must Be The Place Elizabeth speaks with Associate Professor Seamus O’Hanlon of Monash University, about his new book, “City Life: the new urban Australia”. To quote the official blurb: “Remember when our cities and inner-cities weren’t dominated by high-rise apartments? This book documents the changes that have come with the globalisation of the Australian city since the 1970s. It tells the story of the major economic, social, cultural and demographic changes that have come with opening up of Australia in those years, with a particular focus on the two biggest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, which have been transformed. But throughout it also looks at how these changes have played out in the smaller capitals and regional centres. How does one of the most urbanised, multicultural countries in the world see itself? This book challenges received ideas about Australia and how it presents itself to the world, and how in turn many Australians perceive and understand themselves. Rather than rehashing old stereotypes about mateship, the Bush or Anzac, this book places the globalised city and its residents at the heart of new understandings of twenty-first century Australia.”In the podcast, Elizabeth and Seamus discuss deindustrialization; post-industrialization; the field of global histories (tracing the flow of commodities etc – kind of like those ‘salt’, ‘cod’ and other single-item books Elizabeth reads so often); gentrification; successes and failures of deregulation; the rise of the international student industry; tennis and live music and other things governments are desperate to lay claim to; and more. How have the changes wrought by globalization played out in specific Australian places, who wins and who loses, and what are the divisions that remain? What opportunities have been lost? What can a historian’s view offer to urban planners today? Are high-rise student/investor apartments running the risk of becoming the new Fordist factories past? Was Adelaide really a go-ahead city in the early 1970s? Does looking at urban history bring out your inner libertarian? Why don’t Irish people like seat belts?“For all its faults, the post industrial economy can be more inclusive than the old industrial economy. But I think decisions were made – political not economic - to basically say we’re going to write off whole generations and regions, and I think that’s wrong”.“City Life – the new urban Australia” is available through New South Publishing. Unlike Elizabeth’s book you can buy it at normal book shops and it has nice pictures. www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/city-life/
Rank #2: 84. Juliette’s impressions of Japanese cities_TMBTP. “Aim for nicer toilets, that’s my main tip for Australia”: Perspectives on Japanese cities from an 8-year old Australian, Juliette. This episode of This Must Be The Place is a kind of follow-up to the late-2017 episode, “Three travelling planners discuss their initial impressions of Japanese cities”, in which Elizabeth, Helen and Nicole did a round-up of their impressions – as planners and geographers, but largely uninformed by research – of Japanese cities in comparison to Australia.Here we hear impressions of Japan from a slightly different perspective – courtesy of Juliette, who is 8 years old and one of Elizabeth’s nieces, and who recently spent about 2 weeks on holiday in Japan. The episode was recorded at a dinner party in Jan’s backyard (so there’s a bit of plate clanking, and chattering, and some other guests including Nyoko from Japan sometimes chiming in). Juliette discusses:• Toilets - “aim for nicer toilets, that’s my main tip for Australia”;• Streets – with crowds of people, but “there wasn’t that many cars, and people were just walking in the middle of the road”; • Children walking to school (in single file, parentless, and on Saturdays);• Riding bikes, without helmets; • Traffic - “they drove considerably noticeably slower than they do here, and they weren’t eager to run the people on the bikes over” (a bit of link to the recent TMBTP episode on ‘roads, rights and rage’); • The uncomfortable dynamics of cat, owl, and other animal cafes (at one “there were 5 cats lined up at the window just looking out”); • Trains (bullet, rapid, and local) - “and there was one running pretty much every 5 minutes”; • Food – wasabi octopus, kit kats, vending machines, milk tea; • Making sense of the world via dire warning cartoons; and • (Perhaps a bit too much for a planning podcast) things about Harry Potter, porcupines, and video games.There are also musings on the dynamics of public space in different countries. The day after returning to Australia, there was “a man doing graffiti in the telephone booth”, and Sarah (Juliette’s mother’s) bike got stolen. Juliette reflects on how unexpected things like this rarely happened to them as tourists in Japan, which has some pros and cons. “My overall conclusion is there’s some things which I would definitely miss about Japan” (for example “I miss everyone actually being polite to you”), “but then there’s some things which you just have none of in Japan, like crazy guys, or graffiti artists”. Also preferred (in a way) about Australia is “you never know what’s going to happen – like you never know when someone’s going to steal your bike”.
Rank #1: ￼Great Streets for Los Angeles - LADOT Strategic Plan. ￼A Joint Production of the METRANS Transportation Center and the USC Urban Growth Seminar Series.Speaker:Seleta ReynoldsGeneral Manager, Los Angeles Department of TransportationDiscussant:Jeremy KlopPrincipal, Fehr and Peers, Los Angeles￼Seleta Reynolds is General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) appointed by the Administration of Mayor Eric Garcetti. She leads the department as well as day-to-day operations of a multi-faceted organization with an annual budget of $526 million. LADOT’s 2,000 employees are responsible for managing over 6,500 miles of streets, 35,000 parking meters, and the most advanced traffic signal system in the country, with 4,500 traffic lights. The Department serves over 26 million trips each year on DASH buses, the second largest bus service in Los Angeles County; enforces parking laws; and facilitates over 2,000 special events each year. Ms. Reynolds is responsible for implementing Great Streets for Los Angeles, a plan to reduce traffic fatalities, double the number of people riding bikes, and expand access to integrated transportation choices for Angelenos and the region.Ms. Reynolds has over 16 years of experience planning, funding, and implementing transportation projects throughout the United States. Prior to accepting her current position, Ms. Reynolds served as a manager in in the Livable Streets sub- division at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, where she led the section responsible for safety, innovation, policy, and coordination for complete streets projects citywide. She oversaw the creation of an implementation plan for Vision Zero, the City’s goal to reach zero traffic deaths. She is a past president of the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals and serves on the Transportation Research Board Bicycle and Pedestrian Committees and the WalkScore Advisory Board. Ms. Reynolds was on the Steering Committee for NACTO’s Urban Streets Design Guide and the National Safe Routes to School Toolbox.
Rank #2: Urban Neighborhoods and the Persistence of Racial Inequality. Sponsored by:USC Sol Price Center for Social InnovationUrban Growth Seminar SeriesMETRANS Transportation CenterIn the 1960s, many believed that the civil rights movement’s successes would foster a new era of racial equality in America. Four decades later, the degree of racial inequality has barely changed. To understand what went wrong, Patrick Sharkey argues that we have to understand what has happened to African American communities over the last several decades. In Stuck in Place, Sharkey describes how political decisions and social policies have led to severe disinvestment from black neighborhoods, persistent segregation, declining economic opportunities, and a growing link between African American communities and the criminal justice system. Sharkey argues for urban policies that have the potential to create transformative and sustained changes in urban communities and the families that live within them, and he outlines a durable urban policy agenda to move in that direction.Patrick Sharkey is associate professor of sociology at New York University and an affiliated member of the faculty at the Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service. He completed his Ph.D in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University.
Rank #1: Transformation of the Parking Industry with Mike Klein, CAPP. There has been a tremendous shift in the parking industry over the last few decades, both in terms of how parking is generated and regulated, as well as how practitioners approach their job. Mike Klein, CAPP, founder and CEO of Klein & Associates, joins the ITE Talks Transportation Podcast to discuss these issues and more.
Rank #2: Mobility as a Service with Susan Zielinski. Susan Zielinski, independent consultant and former managing director of the SMART program at the University of Michigan, discusses Mobility as a Service (Maas), including what initiatives are currently underway in the space, how the public and private sectors are contributing to the MaaS ecosystem, and the opportunities and practical challenges of implementing a true MaaS environment in a community.