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Talking Headways: Urbanism in the Style of Gangnam

1:38 PM PST on February 9, 2015

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Guest host Randy Simes, owner of UrbanCincy.com and headlines writer for Streetsblog Ohio, joins me from South Korea to give his thoughts on his current home in the Gangnam district of Seoul and his previous one in Atlanta. We cover Keith Parker’s turnaround of Atlanta’s transit agency MARTA, the Belt Line and the people who won’t leave the cozy boundary it creates, and the best place to get southern hospitality in town.

From there we swerve from a discussion about Al Gore’s $90 trillion plan to remake cities without cars to a chat about America’s crumbling infrastructure. Or splintering. Depends on what material the pipes are made from.

And then we wrap with a celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Fastracks vote in Denver. We debate regionalism and light rail on freight rights-of-way. The locals might know what Randy means when he mentions Biker Jim.

All that and more on this week’s Talking Headways Podcast.

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