Matt Staub – Building Dense Urban Neighborhoods for Everyone

Matt Staub on the Future of Living Podcast with Blake Miller

Matt Staub (@staubio, TW) expects that in the not-so-distant future urban neighborhoods will see an even greater influx of residents than is already being experienced. The pace of automation replacing traditional jobs will gut rural and exurb towns, driving those residents to nearby metros in search of work. In Staub’s opinion, this means we have to think more broadly about the definition of affordable housing.

Matt Staub serves as Kansas City Parking and Transportation Chair and Commissioner of the Kansas City Streetcar Authority. He describes himself as an urban advocate and outspoken civic leader, taking a no-nonsense approach to improving the quality of life for citizens and visitors.

In this conversation Blake and Matt discuss:

  • The importance of “naturally occurring” affordable housing.
  • What “housing a la carte” means and how it will shape future neighborhoods.
  • The opportunities available to City Planners as the makeup of urban neighborhoods rapidly evolves.

We highly recommend following Matt on Twitter, @staubio.  His Instagram, also @staubio, is also full of delightful urban and transportation oriented eye candy. You can learn more about his marketing firm, Proxima at https://findproxima.com, and more about Matt on his LinkedIn page.

Find more of The Future of Living Podcast online at https://futureoflivingpodcast.com. Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram, @FutureLivingPod.

 

Elizabeth Glynn – Investing in Basics to Spur Innovation

Elizabeth Glynn on the Future of Living Podcast with Blake Miller

Elizabeth Glynn is passionate about what is happening in Indian Country here in America. Most Americans are simply unaware of what life is like in Indian Country and America has failed to invest as it should in these communities. As CEO of Travois, Glynn oversees more than $1.4 billion in financing for affordable housing and economic development in Indian Country. More than $700 million of that is private investor equity.

Travois was started in 1995 by Elizabeth’s father, David W. Bland. He named the company Travois in homage to the set of poles that Plains Indians tied together to carry valuable things across rough terrain. It should come as no surprise that the company motto is, You know where you want to go; let us pull some of the weight for you.

In this conversation, Blake and Elizabeth discuss:

  • Why Indian Country lacks basic infrastructure.
  • How bringing broadband to Native American communities is literally saving lives.
  • Opportunities to real estate investors and developers, and tech companies to partner with tribal communities for impact and profit.

Learn more about Travois and the fantastic work they are doing throughout America at travois.com. You’ll find them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the username: @travoiskc. You can find Elizabeth on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/glynnelizabeth.

Find more of The Future of Living Podcast online at https://futureoflivingpodcast.com. Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram, @FutureLivingPod.