Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns and Joe Minicozzi of Public Interest Projects both participated in the Sprawl Repair session at CNU 19. This podcast contains their comments, which both related land use decisions to the impact on public finance.
The Congress for the New Urbanism in Madison featured a lot of talk about agriculture. Confused as to what urbanism and agriculture have in common? This session - and a later session we're planning to share - can help explain. This podcast features Lisa Taranto (sorry for the pronounciation of her name - I actually rerecorded my intro to get it right and messed it up again) and Steve Mouzon (www.originalgreen.org). Very entertaining and lots of helpful information.
This is the first of many audio clips from CNU 19. I'm starting out with the plenary remarks of professor and economist Ed Glaaser. He spends most of his time going over key findings from his latest book, Triumph of the City, and makes a lot of valuable connections to the New Urbanist movement. He did his homework before coming, and his talk was one of my highlights from Madison.
In a "from the open road" podcast (literally), Chuck Marohn reviews his experience at the 2011 Economic Gardening Conference in Orlando, Florida, and discussed how economic gardening -- an approach to economic development that focuses on expansion of existing local businesses -- differs from the more common approach of economic hunting. Also included is a brief preview of CNU 19.