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The Sidewalk Weekly

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The Sidewalk Weekly

The Sidewalk Weekly

Sidewalk Labs

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7
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A light-hearted chat show providing your weekly dose of urban tech news. Hosted by Sidewalk Labs' Eric Jaffe and Vanessa Quirk.

Latest Episodes

E-stonia, Richard Florida, and intro regrets

EThe week’s top story [1:18-6:31] - Estonia Already Lives Online—Why Can’t We? https://bit.ly/2Aofv0M Renowned urban economist Richard Florida talks about the future of cities post-Covid. [6:52 - 22:21] https://bit.ly/2Ag0BcJ What made us smile this week [22:27 - 25:09] - The US’s tallest timber building on the way https://on.wsj.com/3eAWozj - AI maestro’s soundtrack for life https://bit.ly/3gucvQZ

25 MIN2 d ago
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E-stonia, Richard Florida, and intro regrets

Urban opportunity, e-voting, and noodle hats

The week’s top stories [1:39-16:17] - Can America’s cities be engines of opportunity again? https://nyti.ms/364AZLN - Needed: Main Street Regenerators https://bit.ly/2AoHDk7 - Online voting isn’t safe yet https://bit.ly/3dT9x6t Housing expert Carol Galante explains why it’s time to embrace density. [16:44 - 23:26] https://nyti.ms/3bDC3au What made us smile this week [23:31 - 26:16] - Noodle hats https://bit.ly/2LvsuzR - Philly’s play streets https://bit.ly/2yQRHCk

26 MIN2 w ago
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Urban opportunity, e-voting, and noodle hats

Toronto, road diets, and hair confessions

The week’s top stories [1:11-16:30] - Why we’re not pursuing Quayside https://bit.ly/2L4Ntcz - The death of the office https://bit.ly/2LatRng - Argo & AVs (Alex Davies, Wired) https://bit.ly/2zqXOwL Streets expert Willa Ng joins us to answer a listener question about a controversial road diet. [16:52 - 23:21] (https://bit.ly/2WCayIV / https://bit.ly/2zhgZct) What made us smile this week [23:24 - 26:01] - “Yuppie” turns 40 https://bit.ly/3dkL4GS - Quarantine Bolero https://bit.ly/2ywKlUm

26 MIN3 w ago
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Toronto, road diets, and hair confessions

Retail’s future, dining al fresco, and parrot karaoke

The week’s top stories [1:20-15:36] - Retail's future https://bit.ly/2xoTyxe - Restaurants go outside https://bit.ly/2yhnko9 - Retail Covid testing fails black communities https://bit.ly/35lU37X Olga Stella describes an innovative leasing model (Brookings) https://brook.gs/3fcnMo6 [15:58-21:39] What made us smile this week [22:02-24:10] - A virtual history of your home https://bit.ly/2VUuqIc - Inside NYC skyscrapers https://nyti.ms/2xmPu0q - And a bird BONUS: https://bit.ly/2KSUYTL

25 MINMAY 2
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Retail’s future, dining al fresco, and parrot karaoke

Transit's revival, tech's next role, and a ballad of Covid life

The week’s top stories [0:59-15:52] - Putting homeless populations into hotels https://bit.ly/2KJ4sRL - 9 ways to revive transit https://bit.ly/2Kt9FNn - Tech needs to enter the real world https://stratechery.com/ Economist Issi Romem describes a new model combining renting and buying https://nyti.ms/3bBqTDT [16:12-22:12] What made us smile this week [22:24-24:50] - NYC sidewalk width tool http://www.sidewalkwidths.nyc/ - Ukulele song captures life in quarantine https://bit.ly/2zkIgL1

25 MINAPR 25
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Transit's revival, tech's next role, and a ballad of Covid life

India's air, NY's rebound, and llama bombing

The week’s top stories [1:39-16:17] - Covid is cleaning India’s air https://bit.ly/34HFrQ1 - How NYC can rebound https://nyti.ms/2RI3KYv - Bring industry back to cities https://bit.ly/2wRy8sw Newsha Ghaeli, co-founder of the epidemiology start-up Biobot, talks about tracking Covid through wastewater https://bit.ly/2VfotVN [16:40-22:54] What made us smile this week [23:10-25:08] - Banksy at home https://bit.ly/2RNikhz - GOAT 2 Meeting https://bit.ly/3bk5PSn

25 MINAPR 18
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India's air, NY's rebound, and llama bombing

Inequity, the internet, and Soda Pup

The week’s top stories [1:07-15:20] - Covid’s inequitable impact https://nyti.ms/2JWySPO / https://wapo.st/34p0O8w - The urbanist’s guide to Covid https://bit.ly/2RsFTfv - The power plant of the future https://bit.ly/3c5rmhJ Craig Nevill-Manning explains the resilience of the internet [15:46-22:06] https://bit.ly/2y46h8I What made us smile this week [22:12-24:49], - Animals take back the world https://bloom.bg/2V0IO17 - Dog delivers wine https://wapo.st/2JZ0YtC

25 MINAPR 11
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Inequity, the internet, and Soda Pup

Rent strikes, soda tax, and John Denver

The week’s top stories [1:40-15:00] - Are rent-strikes wise? https://bit.ly/2ywBRfu - Is this the last U.S. Census? https://bit.ly/2yomeqf - Covid unearths inequities in public space https://bit.ly/3bNVldJ Reporter Gregory Scruggs explains how Seattle has converted its soda tax into grocery vouchers. [15:25-22:25] https://bit.ly/2JDcnPS What made us smile this week [23:00-25:05] - Drive-Thru history https://bit.ly/3aGP2J0 - Lori Lightfoot memes https://bit.ly/2Xdb3LH

25 MINAPR 4
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Rent strikes, soda tax, and John Denver

Density, delivery robots, and Tweetin' Cowboy Tim

The week's top stories [1:20-15:15] - Is density to blame for Covid's spread? https://nyti.ms/3bvGKDH / https://bit.ly/3araTnq - Is it time to take cars off streets? https://bit.ly/39qnFkO - Where are the delivery robots? https://bit.ly/2UJCjhK Epidemiologist John Brownstein talks to us about crowdsourcing covid symptoms. [15:45 - 22:30] https://cnb.cx/3bobIh8 What made us smile this week [22:50-25:00] - Life commentary https://bit.ly/3amAk9W - Wholesome cowboy tweets https://bit.ly/2UEIcwF

25 MINMAR 28
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Density, delivery robots, and Tweetin' Cowboy Tim

Quarantine, tracking COVID-19, and toilet paper triumph

The week's top stories [1:10-16:00] - Could location data slow Covid-19? https://wapo.st/2U3ZrZo / https://bit.ly/2xfowYs - Toll of quarantine on mental health https://bit.ly/2QxhaGo - Designing cities for quarantine https://bit.ly/395lu67 Reporter Jennifer O’Mahony gives us a sense of life on lockdown in Madrid. [16:30 - 22:10] https://nyti.ms/2wsinrJ What made us smile this week [22:20-24:40] - Drive-in theaters' comeback https://lat.ms/2Ua80lv - Canadian Care-mongering https://bbc.in/33zE1

25 MINMAR 21
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Quarantine, tracking COVID-19, and toilet paper triumph

Latest Episodes

E-stonia, Richard Florida, and intro regrets

EThe week’s top story [1:18-6:31] - Estonia Already Lives Online—Why Can’t We? https://bit.ly/2Aofv0M Renowned urban economist Richard Florida talks about the future of cities post-Covid. [6:52 - 22:21] https://bit.ly/2Ag0BcJ What made us smile this week [22:27 - 25:09] - The US’s tallest timber building on the way https://on.wsj.com/3eAWozj - AI maestro’s soundtrack for life https://bit.ly/3gucvQZ

25 MIN2 d ago
Comments
E-stonia, Richard Florida, and intro regrets

Urban opportunity, e-voting, and noodle hats

The week’s top stories [1:39-16:17] - Can America’s cities be engines of opportunity again? https://nyti.ms/364AZLN - Needed: Main Street Regenerators https://bit.ly/2AoHDk7 - Online voting isn’t safe yet https://bit.ly/3dT9x6t Housing expert Carol Galante explains why it’s time to embrace density. [16:44 - 23:26] https://nyti.ms/3bDC3au What made us smile this week [23:31 - 26:16] - Noodle hats https://bit.ly/2LvsuzR - Philly’s play streets https://bit.ly/2yQRHCk

26 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Urban opportunity, e-voting, and noodle hats

Toronto, road diets, and hair confessions

The week’s top stories [1:11-16:30] - Why we’re not pursuing Quayside https://bit.ly/2L4Ntcz - The death of the office https://bit.ly/2LatRng - Argo & AVs (Alex Davies, Wired) https://bit.ly/2zqXOwL Streets expert Willa Ng joins us to answer a listener question about a controversial road diet. [16:52 - 23:21] (https://bit.ly/2WCayIV / https://bit.ly/2zhgZct) What made us smile this week [23:24 - 26:01] - “Yuppie” turns 40 https://bit.ly/3dkL4GS - Quarantine Bolero https://bit.ly/2ywKlUm

26 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Toronto, road diets, and hair confessions

Retail’s future, dining al fresco, and parrot karaoke

The week’s top stories [1:20-15:36] - Retail's future https://bit.ly/2xoTyxe - Restaurants go outside https://bit.ly/2yhnko9 - Retail Covid testing fails black communities https://bit.ly/35lU37X Olga Stella describes an innovative leasing model (Brookings) https://brook.gs/3fcnMo6 [15:58-21:39] What made us smile this week [22:02-24:10] - A virtual history of your home https://bit.ly/2VUuqIc - Inside NYC skyscrapers https://nyti.ms/2xmPu0q - And a bird BONUS: https://bit.ly/2KSUYTL

25 MINMAY 2
Comments
Retail’s future, dining al fresco, and parrot karaoke

Transit's revival, tech's next role, and a ballad of Covid life

The week’s top stories [0:59-15:52] - Putting homeless populations into hotels https://bit.ly/2KJ4sRL - 9 ways to revive transit https://bit.ly/2Kt9FNn - Tech needs to enter the real world https://stratechery.com/ Economist Issi Romem describes a new model combining renting and buying https://nyti.ms/3bBqTDT [16:12-22:12] What made us smile this week [22:24-24:50] - NYC sidewalk width tool http://www.sidewalkwidths.nyc/ - Ukulele song captures life in quarantine https://bit.ly/2zkIgL1

25 MINAPR 25
Comments
Transit's revival, tech's next role, and a ballad of Covid life

India's air, NY's rebound, and llama bombing

The week’s top stories [1:39-16:17] - Covid is cleaning India’s air https://bit.ly/34HFrQ1 - How NYC can rebound https://nyti.ms/2RI3KYv - Bring industry back to cities https://bit.ly/2wRy8sw Newsha Ghaeli, co-founder of the epidemiology start-up Biobot, talks about tracking Covid through wastewater https://bit.ly/2VfotVN [16:40-22:54] What made us smile this week [23:10-25:08] - Banksy at home https://bit.ly/2RNikhz - GOAT 2 Meeting https://bit.ly/3bk5PSn

25 MINAPR 18
Comments
India's air, NY's rebound, and llama bombing

Inequity, the internet, and Soda Pup

The week’s top stories [1:07-15:20] - Covid’s inequitable impact https://nyti.ms/2JWySPO / https://wapo.st/34p0O8w - The urbanist’s guide to Covid https://bit.ly/2RsFTfv - The power plant of the future https://bit.ly/3c5rmhJ Craig Nevill-Manning explains the resilience of the internet [15:46-22:06] https://bit.ly/2y46h8I What made us smile this week [22:12-24:49], - Animals take back the world https://bloom.bg/2V0IO17 - Dog delivers wine https://wapo.st/2JZ0YtC

25 MINAPR 11
Comments
Inequity, the internet, and Soda Pup

Rent strikes, soda tax, and John Denver

The week’s top stories [1:40-15:00] - Are rent-strikes wise? https://bit.ly/2ywBRfu - Is this the last U.S. Census? https://bit.ly/2yomeqf - Covid unearths inequities in public space https://bit.ly/3bNVldJ Reporter Gregory Scruggs explains how Seattle has converted its soda tax into grocery vouchers. [15:25-22:25] https://bit.ly/2JDcnPS What made us smile this week [23:00-25:05] - Drive-Thru history https://bit.ly/3aGP2J0 - Lori Lightfoot memes https://bit.ly/2Xdb3LH

25 MINAPR 4
Comments
Rent strikes, soda tax, and John Denver

Density, delivery robots, and Tweetin' Cowboy Tim

The week's top stories [1:20-15:15] - Is density to blame for Covid's spread? https://nyti.ms/3bvGKDH / https://bit.ly/3araTnq - Is it time to take cars off streets? https://bit.ly/39qnFkO - Where are the delivery robots? https://bit.ly/2UJCjhK Epidemiologist John Brownstein talks to us about crowdsourcing covid symptoms. [15:45 - 22:30] https://cnb.cx/3bobIh8 What made us smile this week [22:50-25:00] - Life commentary https://bit.ly/3amAk9W - Wholesome cowboy tweets https://bit.ly/2UEIcwF

25 MINMAR 28
Comments
Density, delivery robots, and Tweetin' Cowboy Tim

Quarantine, tracking COVID-19, and toilet paper triumph

The week's top stories [1:10-16:00] - Could location data slow Covid-19? https://wapo.st/2U3ZrZo / https://bit.ly/2xfowYs - Toll of quarantine on mental health https://bit.ly/2QxhaGo - Designing cities for quarantine https://bit.ly/395lu67 Reporter Jennifer O’Mahony gives us a sense of life on lockdown in Madrid. [16:30 - 22:10] https://nyti.ms/2wsinrJ What made us smile this week [22:20-24:40] - Drive-in theaters' comeback https://lat.ms/2Ua80lv - Canadian Care-mongering https://bbc.in/33zE1

25 MINMAR 21
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Quarantine, tracking COVID-19, and toilet paper triumph
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