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Transit's revival, tech's next role, and a ballad of Covid life

Transit's revival, tech's next role, and a ballad of Covid life

In the first segment [0:59-15:52], hosts Eric Jaffe and Vanessa Quirk discuss this week's top stories: Cities face challenges putting homeless populations into hotels (Alissa Walker, Curbed) https://bit.ly/2KJ4sRL / (Sarah Holder and Kriston Capps, CityLab) https://bit.ly/2Kt9AJz 9 ways to revive transit (Eric Jaffe, Sidewalk Talk) https://bit.ly/2Kt9FNn Tech needs to enter the real world (Ben Thompson, Stratechery) https://stratechery.com/ In the second segment [16:12-22:12], the hosts interview economist Issi Romem describes the pros and cons of a new housing financing model that combines renting and buying. (NYT’s Upshot) https://nyti.ms/3bBqTDT And in the final segment [22:24-24:50], the hosts share what made them smile this week. NYC sidewalk width tool http://www.sidewalkwidths.nyc/ (Caroline Spivack, Curbed) https://bit.ly/2Ky3tUg Ukulele song captures life in quarantine (Makeshift.Macaroni, Tik Tok) https://bit.ly/2zkIgL1  

Duration: 26 min

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