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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.

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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.

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Great work!!

By Matt 1585 - Oct 31 2018
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Super excited about this new podcast!!

Every episode is a treat

By sunny_daysie - Oct 22 2018
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High quality interviews with some of the smartest thought leaders in the industry. Keep it coming!

iTunes Ratings

57 Ratings
Average Ratings
55
0
0
1
1

Great work!!

By Matt 1585 - Oct 31 2018
Read more

Super excited about this new podcast!!

Every episode is a treat

By sunny_daysie - Oct 22 2018
Read more

High quality interviews with some of the smartest thought leaders in the industry. Keep it coming!

Cover image of The Future of Cities

The Future of Cities

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #45 in Tech News category

Read more

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.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Leaving The Suburbs

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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 do.

Oct 30 2018
18 mins
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Rank #2: The World's Last Traffic Jam

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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 of traffic.

Oct 29 2018
24 mins
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Rank #3: How Cities Get Smarter

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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 explore why many cities are hiring CIOs for the first time.

Nov 01 2018
21 mins
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Rank #4: Interview: Trevor Schick

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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.

Nov 08 2018
49 mins
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Rank #5: Making Progress Last

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Over the past ten episodes we have heard about technologies, innovations, and ideas that will make cities smarter, happier, more livable places than ever before. So how do we make sure it lasts? In this episode, we explore how cities can interact with the natural environment around them in a positive way.

Nov 02 2018
22 mins
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Rank #6: Planning A City Ten Times Bigger Than New York

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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 city plans can be laid. In this episode, we explore how city planners are coping with the unprecedented challenges of modern urban planning.

Oct 31 2018
19 mins
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Rank #7: Interview: Ryan Popple

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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. Ryan explained why public transportation might be free in cities of the future, and how Proterra wants to be a part of that shift. He also explained why some buses are worse for the environment than driving.

Nov 15 2018
56 mins
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Rank #8: Why Do Buildings Cost So Much?

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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) Measuring inefficiency in construction (7:22) How construction can learn from the tech sector (11:40) How unique contract structures can encourage collaboration (16:26) The importance of bringing down cost in operating a building To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit katerra.com.

Oct 15 2018
18 mins
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Rank #9: Where Will We Work In 100 Years?

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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 the open office plan (8:49) How offices can integrate with the community around them (14:12) How technology can increase human connections To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit katerra.com.

Oct 15 2018
21 mins
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Rank #10: How to Build Rome in a Day

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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 effective? (3:40) How much prefabrication can decrease cost (4:52) How prefabricated architecture can change contractor relationships (11:39) How prefab can reduce regulatory burden (13:44) How modular construction can improve health outcomes in hospitals (17:16) How prefab can be unique and beautiful (19:25) Where innovation will come from, and why To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit katerra.com.

Oct 15 2018
21 mins
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Rank #11: Interview: Laura Tam

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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 to be a sustainable city, how to educate the public on sustainability and affordability issues, why urban forests need to be a part of our future, and more.

Nov 27 2018
53 mins
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Rank #12: Interview: Grant Geiger

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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 this episode, Grant also talks about how healthcare will be different in cities of the future, and how better hospital construction can actually improve patient outcomes.

Dec 05 2018
36 mins
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Rank #13: Interview: Zach Scheel

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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 by reducing waste. He also talked about how technologies like robotics and smart city connectivity will change construction in the future.

Nov 29 2018
30 mins
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Rank #14: Interview: Deano Roberts

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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 community. To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit Katerra.com.

Dec 26 2018
34 mins
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Rank #15: Interview: Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake

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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 will reshape cities of the future and how incentives will need to change in order for innovation to take place. To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit Katerra.com.

Dec 20 2018
45 mins
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Rank #16: Interview: Craig Curtis

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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 architecture. He also told us how innovations in construction could revitalize resort towns like Jackson Hole. To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit Katerra.com.

Dec 13 2018
39 mins
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Rank #17: Interview: Clark Manus

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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, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit Katerra.com.

Dec 11 2018
45 mins
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Rank #18: Interview: Marty Kooistra

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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.

Dec 06 2018
31 mins
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Rank #19: Where Do You Put 3 Million People Every Week?

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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, density, and education affect the housing crisis (9:00) How housing can lead to fixes in other urban problems (16:36) Why the next few decades will radically alter cities (18:29) Why are there empty homes in the middle of a housing crisis? (20:13) Innovations in housing to make them more shareable (21:20) How we can be forces for positive change To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit katerra.com.

Oct 15 2018
23 mins
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Rank #20: What Makes A City Great?

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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 (Katerra) (5:06) Trevor Schick (Katerra) (6:06) Emily Warren (Lime) (7:24) Laurie Johnson (Urban Planner) (7:56) Di-Ann Eisnor (Google) (9:08) Michael Green (MGA) (10:14) Laura Tam (SPUR) (11:25) Zach Scheel (Rhumbix) (11:45) Chris Lehane (Airbnb) (12:09) Ryan Popple (Proterra) (13:20) Padden Murphy (WeWork) (14:07) James Timberlake (KieranTimberlake) (14:35) Stephen Kieran (KieranTimberlake)  To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit katerra.com.

Oct 15 2018
17 mins
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