Technology is reshaping our cities—often without permission and sometimes without a clue. Hosted by urban innovation expert Molly Turner and startup advisor Jim...
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When startups want to fight city hall, many turn to Bradley Tusk. Fresh off advising Andrew Yang in his unsuccessful mayoral bid in New York City, the political “fixer” and host of the Firewall Podcast talks with Molly and Jim on this collaborative, joint episode on how the pandemic may have permanently changed urban life and maybe even reset relations between tech and cities for the better.
Climate Resilient City
Molly and Jim are back with a special collaboration episode with "pod-friend" Shayle Kann from The Interchange podcast. They chat about the challenges of making our cities more climate resilient and the role of tech, government, insurance companies, and the public in securing our communities against the inevitable.
Open Street City
For the final episode of our COVID miniseries, Molly and Jim consider the disparities in how people are getting around cities during the pandemic, and who is benefitting from closed streets and new forms of mobility. They talk to urban mobility expert Tamika Butler, who shares why she thinks bicycles are tools for social justice, and what she thinks tech companies should consider if they actually want to solve the mobility problems they say they do.
The people who go to work in other people's homes perform essential jobs - like house cleaners, nannies, elder care workers - but lack the same rights and protections as other workers. In the second installment of our coronavirus miniseries, Jim and Molly talk with Palak Shah of the National Domestic Workers Alliance about how the pandemic has affected these workers, and how the Alliance is building a new kind of safety net for them - online.
In this first installment of our COVID miniseries, Jim and Molly explore how the pandemic might transform our cities and focus on something we're all missing right now: going out to restaurants. They talk to Yi Chen from the restaurant tech startup Toast about how the pandemic will change the way we dine in, order out, and why he believes neighborhood restaurants will not become a thing of the beforetimes.
Technology is reshaping our cities—often without permission and sometimes without a clue. Hosted by urban innovation expert Molly Turner and startup advisor Jim Kapsis, Technopolis asks the questions nobody is asking about what needs to change for tech to help solve more problems than it creates.