Jeff Wood – Optimizing Urban Transit and Land Use

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Jeff Wood (@TheOverheadWire, TW) thinks we won’t ever have truly autonomous cars and that Apple is stuck in the past. His reasoning is sound, unique, and definitely not what you might expect to hear from anyone in Silicon Valley. Jeff owns and operates The Overhead Wire, a San Francisco based consultancy focused on transit and land use strategies primarily in urban areas.

Jeff also curates The Overhead Wire Daily, a newsletter disseminating over 30 pieces of news about cities around the world for advocates, elected leaders, researchers, and other interested parties. Additionally, you can hear Jeff each week on the Talking Headways podcast.

In this conversation Blake and Jeff discuss:

  • The “Location Affordability Index”.
  • Why we should be concerned that only a few companies control map data.
  • Challenges and opportunities facing city executives, planners, and real estate entrepreneurs as urban areas continue to boom.

Find Jeff online at The Overhead Wire, on Twitter, @TheOverheadWire, and on the Talking Headways podcast. You can also connect with Jeff on his LinkedIn page.

Find The Future of Living Podcast online at https://futureoflivingpodcast.com. Or on Twitter and Instagram: @FutureLivingPod.

 

The Unheard Future of Living: City as a Platform, Transportation Happiness Metrics, Quilting Moguls, and more!

Each episode of The Future of Living features a fascinating conversation with experts in smart living and smart city technology. These conversations generally go much deeper than what makes the final cut. As we round out season 1 and 2018 we wanted to share a few of our favorite segments that were cut for time.

This episode features previously unheard conversations with Ashley Hand (@azhandkc, TW), Jason Kander (@jasonkander, TW), Neto Marin (@netomarin, TW), and Daniel Herscovici (@danherscovici, TW).

In this episode Blake discusses 

  • The concept of City as a Platform, and a Transportation Happiness Metric with Ashley.
  • What technology won’t change, but will likely improve with Neto Marin.
  • Advice for entrepreneurs and startups in the Internet of Things space with Daniel Herscovici.
  • And The Quilting Mogul of Missouri with Jason Kander.

Find all the original episodes at:

Find Ashley Hand on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Daniel Herscovici can be found on Twitter and LinkedIn. Also on the Edison Partners website.

Neto Marin is very active on social media, find him on Twitter, and on Instagram, @netomarinbr, LinkedIn and on his website http://netomarin.io.

Lastly, Jason Kander’s website is https://jasonkander.com. Find his book at https://jasonkanderbook.com. He’s on Twitter and Instagram, @jasonkander.

Find The Future of Living Podcast online at https://futureoflivingpodcast.com. Or on Twitter and Instagram: @FutureLivingPod.

Check out this episode!