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  • Aakriti Grover
  • Abigail York
  • Adam Glenn
  • Adrian Benepe
  • Adrina Bardekjian
  • Alberto Tacón
  • Alexandre Guertin
  • Alexandros Gasparatos
  • Alex Russ
  • Alex Lechner
  • Alice Hertzog-Fraser
  • Alisa Zomer
  • Alison Benjamin
  • Aliyu Barau
  • Allison Bernett
  • Allison Palenske
  • Álvaro González Reyes
  • Amosh Neupane
  • Amy Chomowicz
  • Amy Cutter-Mackenzie
  • Amy Hahs
  • Ana Faggi
  • AnaLuisa Artesi
  • Andréa Albuquerque G. Redondo
  • André Gonçalves
  • Andre Mader
  • Andre Ortega
  • Andrés Flajszer
  • Andre Viljoen
  • Andrew Clements
  • Andrew Grant
  • Andrew Rudd
  • Angela Glover Blackwell
  • Angela Loder
  • Anjali Mahendra
  • Anna Backstrom
  • Anna Bubnova
  • Anna Dietzsch
  • Anne Trumble
  • Antoine Faye
  • Arjen Wals
  • Aromar Revi
  • Andrea Tamm and Ann Press
  • Barbara Deutsch
  • Ben Feldmann
  • Ben Hecht
  • Ben Bradlow
  • Benjamin Swett
  • Betsy Hodges
  • Bharat Dahiya
  • Bill Toomey
  • Bill Sherwonit
  • Bob Sallinger
  • Bolanle Wahab
  • Bongani Mnisi
  • Boyi Zhou
  • Bradley Rink
  • Bram Gunther
  • Briana Liu
  • Brian McGrath
  • Bryce Dubois
  • Buyana Kareem
  • Camilo Ordóñez
  • Candice Russell
  • Caragh Threlfall
  • Carla Gonçalves
  • Carla Sutherland
  • Caroline Robinson
  • Catherine Sutherland
  • Cecilia Herzog
  • Cezar Busatto
  • Chan-Won Lee
  • Joana Chan & Bryce DuBois
  • Chankook Kim
  • Chantal van Ham
  • Charlie Nilon
  • Chew-Hung Chang
  • Chris Fremantle
  • Chris Garvin
  • Chris Hensley
  • Chris Ives
  • Chris Jordan
  • Chris Starkey
  • Christine Thuring
  • Christopher Bryant
  • Chris Payne
  • Christopher Sellers
  • Christopher Spagnoli
  • Claire Robinson
  • Claire Weisz
  • Claudia Misteli Fajardo
  • Claudia Zuleyka Vidal
  • Claudia Visoni
  • Colin Meurk
  • Collins Adjei Mensah
  • Damon Hall
  • Daniel Eizirik
  • Daniel Feinberg
  • Danielle Dagenais
  • Dan Lewis
  • Daniel Zarrilli
  • Darnell Moore
  • Darlene Wolnik
  • David Brooks
  • David Burg
  • David Dixon
  • David Dodman
  • David Goode
  • David Greenwood
  • David Maddox
  • David Satterthwaite
  • David Simon
  • Deborah Lev
  • Debra Roberts
  • Denise Ford
  • Denise Mouga
  • Derek Nichols
  • Diana Wiesner
  • Diane Pataki
  • Diego Borrero
  • Divya Gopal
  • Doreen Adengo
  • Dusty Gedge
  • Easther Chigumira
  • Edna Peres
  • Eduardo Brondizio
  • E. J. McAdams
  • Elisabeth Peyroux
  • Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
  • Elliott Maltby
  • Emilio Fantin
  • Emily Wier
  • Eric Sanderson
  • Erik Andersson
  • Erika Svendsen
  • Erle Ellis
  • Esther Sanyé-Mengual
  • Evan Fraser
  • Fadi Hamdan
  • Fengping Yang
  • Finzi Saidi
  • Florencia Gustelar
  • Fonna Forman
  • Francis Vorhies
  • Francois Mancebo
  • Franco Montalto
  • Fran Ilich
  • Frida Larios
  • Ganzeer
  • Gareth Haysom
  • Gary Grant
  • Gavin Van Horn
  • David Maddox
  • Geneviève Metson
  • Genie Birch
  • Geoffrey Davison
  • George Kinyashi
  • Georgina Avlonitis
  • Germán Gomez
  • Germán Gomez Eslava
  • Glen Hyman
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Glenn Stewart
  • Gloria Aponte
  • Harini Nagendra
  • Haripriya Gundimeda
  • Hastings Chikoko
  • Hayley Leck
  • Heather McMillen
  • Henk Ovink
  • Henrik von Wehrden
  • Henrik Waldenström
  • Henrique Mercer
  • Henry Booth
  • Herbert Dreiseitl
  • Hilary Inwood
  • Hita Unnikrishnan
  • Huda Shaka
  • Hugh Johnson
  • Ian MacGregor-Fors
  • Idah Mbengo
  • Illène Pevec
  • Ingo Kowarik
  • Innisfree McKinnon
  • Irene Guida
  • Isabelle Anguelovski
  • Jack Maher
  • Jack Travis
  • Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte
  • Jala Makhzoumi
  • James Steenberg
  • Jan-Michael Archer
  • Jane Battersby
  • Janet Dyment
  • Janice Astbury
  • Jaroslav Mysiak
  • Jason King
  • Jason Schupbach
  • Jayne Engle
  • Jay Valgora
  • Jenga Mwendo
  • Jennifer Adams
  • Jennifer Baljko
  • Jennifer Sánchez
  • Jimena Martignoni
  • Jim Labbe
  • Joe Heimlich
  • Joe Lobko
  • Johan Enqvist
  • John Hartig
  • John Kostyack
  • John Marzluff
  • Jonathan Craik
  • Jonathan Halfon
  • Jonathan Stenvall
  • Jonce Walker
  • Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira
  • Josh Lewis
  • Joshua Burch
  • Josué Corrales
  • Juana Mariño
  • Juan Carlos Arroyo
  • Judy Li
  • Jürgen Breuste
  • Julian Goh
  • Julie Bargmann
  • Julie Goodness
  • Julie Santos
  • Kaitlin Lovell
  • Karen Freeman-Wilson
  • Karen Houle
  • Karenne Tun
  • Karen Seto
  • Karen Zumach
  • Karla Dakin
  • Karolina Łukasiewicz
  • Kate Pallett
  • Katerina Elias-Trotsmann
  • Kate Scherer
  • Katharine Burgess
  • Katherine Baldock
  • Kathleen Wolf
  • Kathrin Specht
  • Kathryn Campbell
  • Kathryn Lwin
  • Katie Holzer
  • Katrin Bohn
  • Katrine Claassens
  • Kaveh Samiei
  • Keerthi Potluri
  • Keijiro Suzuki
  • Keitaro Ito
  • Keith Bowers
  • Keith Tidball
  • Kelly Brenner
  • Kelly Hodgins
  • Kenneth Taylor
  • Ken Smith
  • Keren Bolter
  • Kerry Ross
  • Kevin Sloan
  • Kevin Songer
  • Kimberly Snyder
  • Kitty Connolly
  • Koko Warner
  • Kristin Reynolds
  • Kumara Ward
  • Lance Gunderson
  • Laura Booth
  • Laura Cole
  • Laura Mumaw
  • Laura Shillington
  • Laura Spinadel
  • Lausanne Olvitt
  • Leda Marritz
  • Leen Gorissen
  • Lena Chan
  • Leonie Fischer
  • Lesley Lokko
  • Leslie McLees
  • Leslie Vorraber
  • Liana Jansen
  • Hui Ling Lim
  • Linda Goh
  • Linda Shi
  • Lindsay Campbell
  • Lisa Gansky
  • Lisa Terreni
  • Lloyd Godman
  • Lorena Pasquini
  • Lorena Zárate
  • Lorenza Perelli
  • Lorenzo Chelleri
  • Louise Chawla
  • Louise Lezy-Bruno
  • Luciana Nery
  • Luis Sandoval
  • Luke Drake
  • Luke Engleback
  • Lynn Wilson
  • Madhumitha Jaganmohan
  • Madhusudan Katti
  • Mahim Maher
  • Manuela Gervasi
  • Mapula Priscilla Masilela
  • Mara Gittleman
  • Marcelo Lopes de Souza
  • Marcus Collier
  • Marcus Hedblom
  • Maria E Ignatieva
  • Marianne Krasny
  • Maria Tengö
  • Marielle Anzelone
  • Marina Alberti
  • Mariona Espinet
  • Marit Larson
  • Mark Davis
  • Mark Goddard
  • Mark Hostetler
  • Mark McDonnell
  • Mark Norman
  • Mark Simmons
  • Mark Weckel
  • Marna Hauk
  • Mårten Wallberg
  • Martha Fajardo
  • Marthe Derkzen
  • Martin Maldonado
  • Maruxa Cardama
  • Maryam Akbarian
  • Mary Cadenasso
  • Mary Mattingly
  • Mary Miss
  • Mary Rowe
  • Mary Wyatt
  • Mateo Hernández
  • Mathieu Hélie
  • Matthew Kaplan
  • Matt Palmer
  • Matt Shardlow
  • Maxime Zucca
  • Melinda Janki
  • Menno Welling
  • Meredith Dobbie
  • Michael Berkshire
  • Michael Jemtrud
  • Michael Mehaffy
  • Michelle Johnson
  • Mickey Fearn
  • Miguel Luna
  • Mike Feller
  • Mike Houck
  • Mike Wells
  • Mike Wetter
  • Mina Fallahzadegan
  • Mindy Thompson Fullilove
  • Miranda Gardiner
  • Mirna Goransky
  • Mitchell Chester
  • Mitchell Thomashow
  • Monica Luengo
  • Monika Lawrence
  • Mutizwa Mukute
  • Myla Aronson
  • Naomi Tsur
  • Nate Gabriel
  • Nathalie Baumann
  • Navin Ramankutty
  • Na Xiu
  • Nette Compton
  • Nhung Nguyen
  • Niki Frantzeskaki
  • Niki Singleton
  • Nik Luka
  • Nina-Marie Lister
  • Noboru Kawashima
  • Noel Hefele
  • Norbert Mueller
  • Novem Auyeung
  • Olga Barbosa
  • Oliver Hillel
  • Olivia Aguilar
  • Olivier Scheffer
  • Olumuyiwa Adegun
  • Osvaldo Moreno
  • Owen Gaffney
  • Pakamas Thinphanga
  • Patrice Milillo
  • Patricia Holly
  • Patrick Hurley
  • Patrick Lydon
  • Paula Segal
  • Paula Villagra
  • Paul Downton
  • Pauline Bullen
  • Paul White
  • Pedro Camarena
  • Pepe Marcos-Iga
  • Per Berg
  • Peter Werner
  • Peter Head
  • Philip Silva
  • Pierre-André Martin
  • Pippin Anderson
  • PK Das
  • Polly Knowlton Cockett
  • Polly Moseley
  • Rachel Holmes
  • Rachna Leveque
  • Radhika Khosla
  • Ragene Palma
  • Raul Pacheco-Vega
  • Rebecca Bratspies
  • Rebecca Salminen Witt
  • Renae Reynolds
  • Richard Friend
  • Richard Murray
  • Richard Scott
  • Robert Morris-Nunn
  • Robin Lasser
  • Robin Rothfeder
  • Rob McInnes
  • Rob Pirani
  • Rob Tinch
  • Roland Lewis
  • Romina Lopez
  • Ruishan Chen
  • Russell Galt
  • Sabina Caula
  • Sadia Butt
  • Saleh Ahmed
  • Samantha Lai
  • Sam Gochman
  • Sam Holleran
  • Sarah Bergmann
  • Sarah Bradley
  • Sarah Charlop-Powers
  • Sarah Hinners
  • Scott MacIvor
  • Scot Spencer
  • Sebastian Miguel
  • Seth Magle
  • Seth Schindler
  • Shaleen Singhal
  • Shawn Van Sluys
  • Sheila Foster
  • Shih-Tsen Nike Liu
  • Shuaib Lwasa
  • Sidd Joag
  • Simone Borelli
  • Soul Shava
  • Stephan Barthel
  • Stephanie Britton
  • Stephanie Pincetl
  • Stephanie Radok
  • Steve Brown
  • Steven Handel
  • Steve Whitney
  • Steward Pickett
  • Stuart Gaffin
  • Sue Parnell
  • Sumetee Gajjar
  • Susannah Drake
  • Sven Eberlein
  • Taida Garibovic
  • Tania Schusler
  • Tan Puay Yok
  • Taylor Britt
  • Teddy Cruz
  • Ted Trzyna
  • Theaster Gates
  • Thomas Elmqvist
  • Tim Beatley
  • Tim Collins
  • Timon McPhearson
  • Timothy Bonebrake
  • Tina Harrison
  • Tischa Muñoz-Erickson
  • Toby Query
  • Todd Lester
  • Tom Henfrey
  • Toni Griffin
  • Toni Pujol
  • Tori Kjer
  • Traci Sooter
  • Tracy-Ann Hyman
  • Uchendu Chigbu
  • Ulrike Grau
  • Valerie Gwinner
  • Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti
  • Veronica Fabio
  • Victor Beumer
  • Victoria Derr
  • Victoria Marshall
  • Paula Villagra & Carmen Silva
  • Vin Cipolla
  • Viviana Figueroa
  • Shubhalaxmi Vaylure
  • Weston Brinkley
  • Whitney Hopkins
  • Will Allen
  • William Dunbar
  • Wolfgang Ansel
  • Pengfei XIE
  • Xuemei Bai
  • Yolanda van Heezik
  • Yu Huang
  • Yun Hye HWANG
  • Yunus Arikan
  • Yvonne Lynch
  • Zoé Hamstead
  • 2016

    October 16, 2016

    It Takes a Village to Green an Alley
    Philip Silva, New York
    David Maddox, New York City

    Story Notes: More and more cities throughout the world are turning to parks, gardens, green roofs, and other kinds of “green infrastructure” to soak up storm water and simultaneously create vibrant...

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    September 11, 2016

    How Did Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon River Restoration Get Its Start? TNOC Podcast Episode 10
    Philip Silva, New York
    David Maddox, New York City

    Story Notes: A casual chat on a bus nearly thirty years ago led to the improbable removal of a major elevated highway and the restoration of a beloved river in...

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    August 10, 2016

    Some Birds Love Cities—Can Cities Love them Back? TNOC Podcast Episode 9
    Philip Silva, New York
    David Maddox, New York City

    Also available at iTunes. Story Notes:  House sparrows, rock pigeons, and red-tailed hawks are three bird species that have successfully—and very visibly—adapted to life in cities. Yet as the number and...

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    June 22, 2016

    What Should We Make of Jane Jacobs’ Critique of Parks in The Death and Life of Great American Cities?—TNOC Podcast Episode 8
    Philip Silva, New York
    David Maddox, New York City

    Also available at iTunes. Story Notes: Andy Hernandez walked into Washington Square Park on a sunny afternoon in 1981 with a cameraman, a boom box, and a mandate to make a music...

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    May 12, 2016

    Look Who’s Coming to Dinner…Bacteria that Eat the Gowanus Sludge—TNOC Podcast Episode 7
    Philip Silva, New York
    David Maddox, New York City

    Also available at iTunes. Story notes: The Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn is well known throughout New York City as a nearly two-mile-long trench filled with sewage and chemicals left behind by years...

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    February 29, 2016

    The Flint Water Crisis Illuminated by Citizen Science—TNOC Podcast Episode 6
    Philip Silva, New York
    David Maddox, New York City

    Also available at iTunes. Story notes: Federal regulations make clean drinking something close to a guaranteed right for residents of cities in the United States, but not all urban water systems are...

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    February 25, 2016

    Setting Out from Bangkok. TNOC Podcast Bangkok to Barcelona 01
    Jennifer Baljko, Barcelona

    Also available at iTunes. Story notes: I am Jenn Baljko, and my partner Lluís and I started walking from Bangkok, Thailand, back home to Barcelona, Catalonia. Along the 12,000km journey, we’ll explore the idea...

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    2015

    May 13, 2015

    The City Bee. TNOC Podcast Episode 005
    Jennifer Baljko, Barcelona
    David Maddox, New York City

    Also available at iTunes. Story notes: (See the companion essay here.) Bees have always been a part of the city landscape. But something is happening in the world today that’s making their...

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    April 15, 2015

    What Is Civic Ecology? 25 Definitions. TNOC Podcast Episode 004
    David Maddox, New York City

    Also available at iTunes. Story notes: Marianne Krasny and Keith Tidball of Cornell’s Civic Ecology Lab convened a workshop in Annapolis Maryland, at the offices of The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, or...

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    March 30, 2015

    Where Can Civic Ecology Lead? TNOC Podcast Episode 003
    David Maddox, New York City

    Also available at iTunes. Story notes: A conversation about civic ecology between Lance Gunderson, a landscape ecologist from Emory University in Atlanta; Caroline Lewis, of Climate Leadership Engagement Opportunities, or CLEO, in Miami;...

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    February 8, 2015

    Closing the Sustainability and Equity Gap: What Does it Mean to be both a Green and Just City? TNOC Podcast Episode 002
    David Maddox, New York City

    Also available at iTunes. Story notes: Cities face many challenges with competing solutions: climate change, economic inequality, lack of access to resources and opportunities, and social and political conflict. Can...

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    January 9, 2015

    Participation and Urban Open Space. TNOC Podcast Episode 001
    David Maddox, New York City

    Also available at iTunes. Story notes: The Nature of Cities was invited to create a session at the 2014 Smart Cities Expo in Barcelona: “Participation and the Role of Green and...

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