The Sidewalk Weekly: Prefab, privacy, and avocados (Pilot: Feb 28)

The Sidewalk Weekly is a show for people who are big on cities but short on time.

In the first segment [1:20-15:20], hosts Eric Jaffe and Vanessa Quirk discuss this week’s three must-reads:
– Los Angeles and new mobility companies fight over trip data (Laura Bliss, CityLab)
– The challenges of mapping gentrification — and why it matters (Eric Jaffe, Sidewalk Talk)
– The Sustainability Potential and Pitfalls of Prefabrication (Shaun Kuo, Urbanist)

In the second segment [15:40-22:40], the hosts interview reporter Alan Greenblatt, who just wrote about the only city in the U.S. to have established a Privacy Commission. (Governing)

And in the final segment [22:40-25:00], the hosts share what made them smile this week.
– Eric’s Pick: Barcelona pilots real-time occupancy screens in its subway cars (Intelligent Transport)
– Vanessa’s Pick: The MTA vs. John Tauranac (New Yorker)


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