So it's been a busy week. (I miss the work lethargy of Christmas in the Philippines.)
I got interviewed about my project on one of my favorite radio shows/ podcasts. You can download or listen to the show here.
This was the blurb:
Benjamin dela Peña and Bill Fulton are collaborating to provide tools for communities to use to figure out step-by-step how they achieve smart growth. Benjamin is the Smart Growth Leadership Institute's Associate Director for Implementation. Bill is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southern California.Our interview is towards the latter half of the show. Carol Colleta's interview of Paul Krutko is really good, too.
Paul Krutko is attempting to re-make San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley with smart growth from his office of economic development. His efforts come at the insistence of company CEOs who say their employees' time is too valuable to be spent in traffic.That bears repeating:
"His efforts come at the insistence of company CEOs who say their employees' time is too valuable to be spent in traffic." (emphasis added)Don't you think your time is too valuable to be spent in traffic?
(And if my voice doesn't grate on you, you can listen to a much longer interview with Edi Sian's Pinoy Post earlier this year. I reprise most of my "sirang plaka" ("broken record" -that's vinyl speak for you, cd generation) issues during the interview. )