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Placemakers
All communities face certain challenges. But some people see challenges as opportunities. On Placemakers, we bring you stories about the spaces we inhabit and the people who shape them. Join us as we criss-cross the country, introducing you to real people in real communities — people who make a difference in how we travel, work, and live. You’ll never look at your community the same way again.
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4.7 stars from 95 ratings
This documentary style urbanism podcast profiles community drivers who are making a difference within their communities. It offers high production values, engaging place-based narratives, and a focus on community drivers rather than practitioners. Listening to Placemakers inspired me to get into...Read full review »
Jade Kake via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 10/31/18
GREAT SHOW!
Love that this show spans beyond topics on gentrification, etc. Show does a really great job of intersexting various other topics and how they relate to our cities and towns we live in. Listen to this while doing homework. Always leaves me thinking about the world & my neighborhood in a different...
mwaldemar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/17
Great for urban studies buffs
This podcast series is well produced. The stories are interesting, human and honest. If you like stories about urban spaces and urban planning, I haven't found a better podcast. If you like good story telling period, this is for you. My only complaint? I've listened to all of them and don't...Read full review »
YourOnlyJason via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/17
Recent Episodes
Imagine a place where you can stroll down the sidewalk, wave to yourneighbors on their porch, then pick up your dry cleaning or have lunch at the café.That’s the kind of walkable, compact, mixed-use community envisioned by thefounders of New Urbanism—including Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk. But some...
Published 12/05/16
Published 12/05/16
Seattle’s Yesler Terrace was the first racially integrated housing project in the U.S. Today, it remains a multicultural nexus for the city. The Seattle Housing Authority and its partners at JPMorgan Chase have been hard at work rebuilding and rejuvenating this historic community’s infrastructure...
Published 12/05/16
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