The Sidewalk Weekly: Transit’s revival, tech’s next role, and a ballad of Covid life (Apr 24)

In the first segment [0:59-15:52], hosts Eric Jaffe and Vanessa Quirk discuss this week’s top stories:
– Cities face challenges putting homeless populations into hotels (Alissa Walker, Curbed) / (Sarah Holder and Kriston Capps, CityLab)
– 9 ways to revive transit (Eric Jaffe, Sidewalk Talk)
– Tech needs to enter the real world (Ben Thompson, Stratechery)

In the second segment [16:12-22:12], the hosts interview economist Issi Romem describes the pros and cons of a new housing financing model that combines renting and buying. (NYT’s Upshot)

And in the final segment [22:24-24:50], the hosts share what made them smile this week.
– NYC sidewalk width tool (Caroline Spivack, Curbed)
– Ukulele song captures life in quarantine (Makeshift.Macaroni, Tik Tok)


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