A NewCities Podcast

Each week we sit down with today’s most relevant urban thinkers to discuss the forces and trends molding our modern cities. From planning, policy, and design, to nomad cities, AI and automation, health and wellbeing, architecture and housing and beyond, we cover urbanity from all angles. Shaping better cities for all, one episode at a time. 

Our host and NewCities Director of Applied Research, Greg Lindsay, is a journalist, urbanist, and expert on the future of cities, technology, and mobility. 

Catch the episodes LIVE on Facebook every Wednesday at 12 pm EST or subscribe on your favorite streaming platform.  

Read through our latest episodes:

Episode 32

Whose Streets? Our Streets! with Rebecca Williams

We’re joined by Rebecca Williams, author of a recent report on smart city surveillance for the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs’ Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project, on steps communities can take to stop harmful surveillance and reassert the public’s right to the city.

Episode 31

A Pledge For Women In Mobility with Laura Chace

In this special collaboration with Women Who Move Nations podcast by UITP Australia and New Zealand, host Michelle Batsas speaks with the co-founder of Mobility XX, Laura Chace, about the organization’s pledge to increase the number of women in mobility by 10% over the next 10 years.

Episode 30

Curbing Air Pollution with Jeffery Smith

WHO consultant and environmental health expert Jeffery Smith joins us to discuss how cities can use the clean energy transition not only to help fight climate change but also to capture the full range of air pollutants that put urban health at risk. 

Episode 29

Middle Cities with Anne Surak and Iker Gil

We’re joined by Exhibit Columbus director Anne Surak and co-curator Iker Gil to discuss all things middle metropolis — from demographics to technology, climate change, and of course, the pandemic — and what cities have to learn from Columbus.