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Author: John Simmerman

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Conversations about Creating a Culture of Activity: Profiling the people, places, programs, and policies that help to promote a culture of activity within our communities.
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In this episode, we chat with Curtis Rogers, Co-Founder & COO of Parkade about innovative ways that communities can flip the concept of induced demand on its head to encourage active mobility and more vibrant business districts.
In this episode, John catches up with Nicole, a former professional triathlete, Ironman Triathlon champion, founder of Skirt Sports and the non-profit Running Start, and host of the fabulous Run This World Podcast.
In this episode, we're joined by Graham Hill, Founder & Executive Director of Shared Paths in Boulder, CO, an innovative stewardship initiative that supports over 90 miles of paved urban pathways.
Don't miss this special conversation with Roshun Austin from South Memphis about some of the inspiring work being done to help the community become healthier, more physically active, and engaged.
In May John had the pleasure of speaking Jill Locantore, Executive Director of the Denver Streets Partnership about the progress the city is making to create safer, more inviting streets for everyone.
In this episode, we're joined by Jennifer Baird, a veteran Startup CEO and serial entrepreneur. Jen shares her strategies for bringing movement into her personal and professional lives and the benefits she'd documented over the years.
During these truly challenging times comes this hopeful and helpful conversation about what it takes to cultivate a healthy, both fiscally and physically, community.
In this episode, Holly shares how a four-month-long bicycle trip changed her life trajectory and inspired a passion for movement
In this episode, John catches up with the Boulder-based Follow Our Footprints dynamic duo Dom Nozzi and Maggie Waddoups
In this episode, we go for a virtual stroll in Los Angeles with the amazing Alissa Walker with Curbed.
Jeff Wood from San Francisco gives us a peek inside the Overhead Wire and Talking Headways Podcast
We're delighted to share with you this inspiring conversation with Amanda Popken from the Dallas area
In this episode, we welcome Lynn Richards, President & CEO of CNU (the Congress for the New Urbanism) a membership-based organization dedicated to building places people love.
In this episode, we talk with Peter Norton, author of Fighting Traffic about some of the parallels of the dawn of the motor age with our current pandemic and the push for more people-oriented space on our streets.
In this episode, we catch up with Kea Wilson, Senior Editor with Streetsblog
In this episode, we bring you a bit of city building banter with one of the best, Mark Nickita of Archive DS
Charles Marohn with Strong Towns shares the story behind the worldwide movement he launched and where we go from here. We discuss how and why Strong Towns is a bottom-up revolution to rebuilding American prosperity.
Talking tactical urbanism strategies for a pandemic era w/ Mike Lydon
Chris Bruntlett with the Dutch Cycling Embassy talks about making the move from Canada to Holland and how the family is adjusting.
Talking through West Palm Beach's Clematis Street transformation with Victor Dover & Raphael Clemente
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