614 Bulgarian Festivals; Paul Theroux Travels; Checking In
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Travel writer Paul Theroux shares what he looks for when he travels — experiences that turn into best-selling books and take readers on adventures around the world. We'll also hear how festivals in Bulgaria celebrate the nation's history, folk culture, and the changing seasons. And listeners tell us where they hope to be able to travel next, when the pandemic is under control.

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City of the Future
City of the Future
Sidewalk Labs
Generative Design
Generative design is the process of automatically producing thousands of designs based on goals and constraints you feed into a computer. In this episode, we ask: could you apply generative design to something as complex as the urban planning process? Could it reveal better designs for buildings, neighborhoods, districts — showing us options we didn’t even know were possible? And, in the future, could this new emerging field even empower urban development teams to create better, more human cities? In this episode: * [0:06 - 4:13] Hosts Vanessa Quirk and Eric Jaffe on the unintended consequences of the 1915 Equitable Building (the “monstrosity” that influenced New York City’s first zoning laws) * [4:15 - 11:42] Sidewalk Labs’ Senior Product Manager Violet Whitney and Senior Design Lead Brian Ho on Delve, a product that uses generative design to reveal unexplored urban design options for any given development project * [11:43 - 18:13] Carnegie Mellon University’s Associate Professor of Ethics & Computational Technologies Molly Wright Steenson on the history of architecture and computing — and the contributions of thinkers like Cedric Price, Christopher Alexander, and the MIT Architecture Machine Group * [18:14 - 20:16] Geographer and City Planner Evan Lowry on how visualization software could transform community engagement in Charlotte, North Carolina * [20:19 - 22:42] Violet and Brian return to explain why it’s important for cities to visualize how urban designs could impact their communities. To see images and videos of topics discussed in this episode, read the link-rich transcript on our Sidewalk Talk Medium page. City of the Future is hosted by Eric Jaffe and Vanessa Quirk, and produced by Benjamen Walker and Andrew Callaway. Mix is by Zach Mcnees. Art is by Tim Kau. Our music is composed by Adaam James Levin-Areddy of Lost Amsterdam. Special thanks to Violet Whitney, Brian Ho, Molly Wright Steenson, and Evan Lowry.
24 min
Explore the Circular Economy
Explore the Circular Economy
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Exploring the European Green Deal & Circular Economy at Scale
Janez Potočnik was European Commissioner for Environment from 2009 until 2014, and during his tenure initiated the European Resource Efficiency Platform, which resulted in the adoption of the first European Circular Economy Package. He currently acts as co-chair of the International Resource Panel (IRP) and serves as a special advisor on sustainability to European Commissioner for the Environment & Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius. In this episode, we will be looking back on almost 10 years of European circular economy development, asking Janez what fundamentals of the economy need to be challenged to reach scale... and what mechanisms or governance models need to be leveraged in the process. More on C-19 economic recovery: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/our-work/activities/covid-19 Thank you for listening to this podcast. This show was recorded and streamed live on our YouTube channel and social networks on the 20th October 2020. We are pleased to offer the episode repackaged as a podcast for you to enjoy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a UK charity working on business, learning, insights & analysis, and communications to accelerate the transition towards the circular economy. Find out more about our work here: www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org - Follow us online on these channels: Instagram: www.instagram.com/ellenmacarthurfoundation/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/EllenMacArthurFoundation/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ellen-macarthur-foundation/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/made2bemadeagain Fundación Ellen MacArthur (Spanish): https://www.facebook.com/FundacionEll... Fundação Ellen MacArthur (Portuguese): https://www.facebook.com/FundacaoElle...
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