The Future of Cities
The Future of Cities
Mission
Welcome to The Future of Cities, a new podcast from The Mission. In this podcast we dive deep into topics and technology that are vital to creating a better world. Each episode features interviews with industry leading experts including city planners, technology innovators, government officials, architects, builders, and more. A better future won’t happen unless we build it. So hit subscribe and join us as we explore the future of cities.
Interview: Deano Roberts
Deano Roberts is the Senior Director of Global Workplace and Real Estate for Slack. In this conversation, Ian and Deano talk about the building of better workspaces, why your best work is done in eight hours, and the value of learning to work within a community. To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit Katerra.com.
Dec 26, 2018
34 min
Interview: Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake
Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake are co-founders of the award-winning architecture firm KieranTimberlake. They are also co-authors of the book Refabricating Architecture. In this interview, Stephen and James told us how prefabricated architecture will reshape cities of the future and how incentives will need to change in order for innovation to take place. To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit Katerra.com.
Dec 20, 2018
44 min
Interview: Craig Curtis
Craig Curtis is the head of architecture at the construction start-up, Katerra. He has an extensive background in innovative architecture. Craig talked to us about the housing crisis, bringing down the cost of construction, and sustainability in architecture. He also told us how innovations in construction could revitalize resort towns like Jackson Hole. To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit Katerra.com.
Dec 13, 2018
39 min
Interview: Clark Manus
Clark Manus is the CEO of Heller Manus. In this interview, Clark shares how to plan and design cities when new variables continue to be added. He also shares how building materials are impacting city planning To learn more about The Future of Cities, visit FutureOfCities.com. This podcast is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit Katerra.com.
Dec 11, 2018
45 min
Interview: Marty Kooistra
Marty Kooistra is the executive director of The Housing Consortium for Seattle and King County. In this interview Marty explains why we need to build 96,000 more houses per day, and how we can build more affordably.
Dec 6, 2018
31 min
Interview: Grant Geiger
Will your future hospital stays be more like staying at a luxury hotel? That is something we heard from Grant Geiger. Grant is the founder and CEO of EIR Healthcare, a startup that brings modular construction techniques to healthcare facilities. In this episode, Grant also talks about how healthcare will be different in cities of the future, and how better hospital construction can actually improve patient outcomes.
Dec 4, 2018
36 min
Interview: Zach Scheel
On this episode of The Future of Cities, Ian is joined by Zach Scheel. Zach is the CEO of Rhumbix, a data-driven construction technology startup. Zach discussed why buildings cost so much, and how companies like Rhumbix are aiming to lower those costs by reducing waste. He also talked about how technologies like robotics and smart city connectivity will change construction in the future.
Nov 29, 2018
30 min
Interview: Laura Tam
Laura Tam is a policy director at SPUR, an organization which focuses on planning and urban research in the San Francisco Bay Area. Laura leads SPUR's policy work on water, energy, climate change, and resilience. Laura talked about what it means to be a sustainable city, how to educate the public on sustainability and affordability issues, why urban forests need to be a part of our future, and more.
Nov 27, 2018
53 min
Interview: Ryan Popple
Ryan Popple is the President and CEO of Proterra, a startup that designs and produces electric buses. Ryan worked at Tesla in the early days and was a partner at Kleiner Perkins where he led clean tech investments in mobility and transportation. Ryan explained why public transportation might be free in cities of the future, and how Proterra wants to be a part of that shift. He also explained why some buses are worse for the environment than driving.
Nov 15, 2018
56 min
Interview: Trevor Schick
Trevor Schick is the President of Katerra Materials. In this episode, Trevor talks with our host, Ian, about sustainability in building, how to incentivize change in stagnant businesses, and why you need to be optimizing your materials.
Nov 8, 2018
49 min
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