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) https://bit.ly/2KJ4sRL / (Sarah Holder and Kriston Capps, CityLab) https://bit.ly/2Kt9AJz
– 9 ways to revive transit (Eric Jaffe, Sidewalk Talk) https://bit.ly/2Kt9FNn
– Tech needs to enter the real world (Ben Thompson, Stratechery) https://stratechery.com/

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) https://nyti.ms/3bBqTDT

And in the final segment [22:24-24:50], the hosts share what made them smile this week.
– NYC sidewalk width tool http://www.sidewalkwidths.nyc/ (Caroline Spivack, Curbed) https://bit.ly/2Ky3tUg
– Ukulele song captures life in quarantine (Makeshift.Macaroni, Tik Tok) https://bit.ly/2zkIgL1

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