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The Future of Cities

Nov 29, 2018

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...


Nov 27, 2018

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...


Nov 15, 2018

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...


Nov 8, 2018

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.

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Nov 2, 2018

Over the past ten episodes, we have heard about technologies, innovations, and ideas that will make cities smarter, happier and more productive places than ever before. So how do we make sure it lasts? In this episode, we explore how cities can interact with the natural environment around them in a positive way.