Infinite Earth Radio – weekly conversations with leaders building smarter, more sustainable, and equitable communities

by Mike Hancox, CEO of Skeo - Host | Vernice Miller Travis – Co-Host | Local Government Commission | Equitable Development | Smart Growth | Sustainability | Healthy Communities | Environmental Justice | Community Resiliency

Infinite Earth Radio – weekly conversations with leaders building smarter, more sustainable, and equitable communities
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 122
  • Last: 8 Mar 2018
Infinite Earth Radio is a weekly podcast produced by Skeo and the Local Government Commission and hosted by Mike Hancox and Vernice Miller-Travis. Each week they interview visionary leaders, dedicated government officials, savvy businesses and forward thinking individuals who are working to build smarter, more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous communities through social and economic inclusion that values the contribution of all citizens and seeks meaningful lives for everyone. You will discover new leading edge strategies for lifting up and building great 21st century communities, along with cutting edge strategies for revitalizing under resourced communities and empowering excluded populations. Smart Growth, Prosperity and Sustainability are not possible without social, civic, and economic inclusion for people of all economic, social, and racial backgrounds.

Episodes (122)

  • 114: The History and Power of the Built Environment
    114: The History and Power of the Built Environment
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    Published: 8 Mar 2018 Duration: 28:21
    Topic: Urban revitalization and land regeneration   Guest & Organization: Dekonti Mends-Cole serves as the Director of Policy for the Center for Community Progress. Prior to joining Center for Community Progress in September 2015, Dekonti w... Read more →
    Topic: Urban revitalization and land regeneration   Guest & Organization: Dekonti Mends-Cole serves as the Director of Policy for the Center for Community Progress. Prior to joining Center for Community Progress in September 2015, Dekonti w... Read more →

  • 113: Tax Policy and Urban Form
    113: Tax Policy and Urban Form
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    Published: 1 Mar 2018 Duration: 23:35
    Topic: The relationship between tax and land use policies   Guest & Organization:   Joe Minicozzi is an urban planner imagining new ways to think about and visualize land use, urban design and economics. Joe founded Urban3 to break down and... Read more →
    Topic: The relationship between tax and land use policies   Guest & Organization:   Joe Minicozzi is an urban planner imagining new ways to think about and visualize land use, urban design and economics. Joe founded Urban3 to break down and... Read more →

  • 112: Puerto Rico and Disaster Capitalism
    112: Puerto Rico and Disaster Capitalism
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    Published: 22 Feb 2018 Duration: 31:18
    Topic: Post-disaster relief efforts to rebuild and revitalize Puerto Rico   Guest & Organization: Elizabeth Yeampierre is a internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental and climate justice leader of African and Indigen... Read more →
    Topic: Post-disaster relief efforts to rebuild and revitalize Puerto Rico   Guest & Organization: Elizabeth Yeampierre is a internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental and climate justice leader of African and Indigen... Read more →

  • 111: Realtors Promoting Smart Growth
    111: Realtors Promoting Smart Growth
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    Published: 15 Feb 2018 Duration: 24:19
    Topic: Smart growth and the real estate industry   Guest & Organization: Hugh Morris has practiced urban planning for twenty-five years with a focus on transportation issues.  After graduating from UCLA with a Masters in Planning, he spent ... Read more →
    Topic: Smart growth and the real estate industry   Guest & Organization: Hugh Morris has practiced urban planning for twenty-five years with a focus on transportation issues.  After graduating from UCLA with a Masters in Planning, he spent ... Read more →

  • 110: Funding Climate Adaptation
    110: Funding Climate Adaptation
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    Published: 8 Feb 2018 Duration: 22:52
    Topic: Holistic Approaches to Climate Challenges Guest & Organization: Senator Bob Wieckowski represents the 10th Senate District in the California State Legislature. The district stretches from southern Alameda County into Santa Clara Coun... Read more →
    Topic: Holistic Approaches to Climate Challenges Guest & Organization: Senator Bob Wieckowski represents the 10th Senate District in the California State Legislature. The district stretches from southern Alameda County into Santa Clara Coun... Read more →

  • 109: Recovering from Wildfire in Northern California
    109: Recovering from Wildfire in Northern California
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    Published: 1 Feb 2018 Duration: 25:15
    Topic: Wildfire recovery in wine country Guest & Organization: Chris Coursey grew up in a military family, and by the time he graduated from college had never lived in any city for more than three years. He came to Santa Rosa in 1980 to tak... Read more →
    Topic: Wildfire recovery in wine country Guest & Organization: Chris Coursey grew up in a military family, and by the time he graduated from college had never lived in any city for more than three years. He came to Santa Rosa in 1980 to tak... Read more →

  • 108: Millennials – The Next Generation of Public Service
    108: Millennials – The Next Generation of Public Service
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    Published: 25 Jan 2018 Duration: 21:47
    Topic: Supporting the next generation of young leaders Guest & Organization: Danielle Metzinger is a Learning and Development Specialist at CalSTRS, and serves as Membership Lead for NxtGov including administering the new NxtGov Ambassador ... Read more →
    Topic: Supporting the next generation of young leaders Guest & Organization: Danielle Metzinger is a Learning and Development Specialist at CalSTRS, and serves as Membership Lead for NxtGov including administering the new NxtGov Ambassador ... Read more →

  • 107: Watersheds and Homelessness – Part 2
    107: Watersheds and Homelessness – Part 2
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    Published: 18 Jan 2018 Duration: 27:52
    Topic: Homelessness and water resource protection Guest & Organization: Mike Antos is a Senior Watershed Manager for the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, facilitating the One Water One Watershed program and leading engagement with mem... Read more →
    Topic: Homelessness and water resource protection Guest & Organization: Mike Antos is a Senior Watershed Manager for the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, facilitating the One Water One Watershed program and leading engagement with mem... Read more →

  • 106: Watersheds and Homelessness
    106: Watersheds and Homelessness
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    Published: 11 Jan 2018 Duration: 33:23
    The intersection of homelessness and water management  Guest & Organization: Mike Antos is a Senior Watershed Manager for the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, facilitating the One Water One Watershed program and leading engagement wit... Read more →
    The intersection of homelessness and water management  Guest & Organization: Mike Antos is a Senior Watershed Manager for the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, facilitating the One Water One Watershed program and leading engagement wit... Read more →

  • 105: Affordable Housing and A Politics of Yes
    105: Affordable Housing and A Politics of Yes
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    Published: 4 Jan 2018 Duration: 25:14
    Yes in my back yard (YIMBY) Guest & Organization: Sonja Trauss is the founder of the San Francisco Bay Area Renters' Federation – an unincorporated club of pro-building, pro-density renters. Born and raised by a labor and delivery nurse and... Read more →
    Yes in my back yard (YIMBY) Guest & Organization: Sonja Trauss is the founder of the San Francisco Bay Area Renters' Federation – an unincorporated club of pro-building, pro-density renters. Born and raised by a labor and delivery nurse and... Read more →

  • 104: Design & Dignity
    104: Design & Dignity
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    Published: 28 Dec 2017 Duration: 33:45
    The dignifying power of design Guest & Organization: An architect by training, John Cary has devoted his career to expanding the practice of design for the public good. John's first book was The Power of Pro Bono and his writing on design, ... Read more →
    The dignifying power of design Guest & Organization: An architect by training, John Cary has devoted his career to expanding the practice of design for the public good. John's first book was The Power of Pro Bono and his writing on design, ... Read more →

  • 103: Updates from Bonn
    103: Updates from Bonn
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    Published: 21 Dec 2017 Duration: 24:19
    Topic: Adapting to a changing climate  Guest & Organization: Ellie Cohen, President and CEO of Point Blue Conservation Science since 1999, is a leader in catalyzing collaborative, nature-based solutions to climate change, habitat loss and o... Read more →
    Topic: Adapting to a changing climate  Guest & Organization: Ellie Cohen, President and CEO of Point Blue Conservation Science since 1999, is a leader in catalyzing collaborative, nature-based solutions to climate change, habitat loss and o... Read more →

  • 102: Government Alliance on Race and Equity
    102: Government Alliance on Race and Equity
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    Published: 13 Dec 2017 Duration: 23:02
    Dwayne S. Marsh serves as Vice President of Institutional and Sectoral Change at the new Race Forward. The new Race Forward is the union of two leading racial justice non-profit organizations: Race Forward and Center for Social Inclusion (C... Read more →
    Dwayne S. Marsh serves as Vice President of Institutional and Sectoral Change at the new Race Forward. The new Race Forward is the union of two leading racial justice non-profit organizations: Race Forward and Center for Social Inclusion (C... Read more →

  • 101: Rural Economies and Urban Sustainability
    101: Rural Economies and Urban Sustainability
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    Published: 7 Dec 2017 Duration: 26:16
    Steve Frisch is President of Sierra Business Council and one of its founding members. Over the last 20 years, Sierra Business Council has leveraged more than $100 million of investment in the Sierra Nevada and its communities through commun... Read more →
    Steve Frisch is President of Sierra Business Council and one of its founding members. Over the last 20 years, Sierra Business Council has leveraged more than $100 million of investment in the Sierra Nevada and its communities through commun... Read more →

  • 100: The Future of Smart Growth
    100: The Future of Smart Growth
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    Published: 30 Nov 2017 Duration: 22:50
    Celebrating our 100th episode by kicking off the conversation about the upcoming New Partners for Smart Conference Guest & Organization: Matthew Dalbey is the Director of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Commun... Read more →
    Celebrating our 100th episode by kicking off the conversation about the upcoming New Partners for Smart Conference Guest & Organization: Matthew Dalbey is the Director of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Commun... Read more →

  • 099: Firestorm
    099: Firestorm
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    Published: 23 Nov 2017 Duration: 25:53
    How wildfires will shape our future Guest & Organization: Edward Struzik is an award-winning writer and photographer. His previous books include Firestorm, Future Arctic, Arctic Icons, and The Big Thaw, among others. A fellow at the Institu... Read more →
    How wildfires will shape our future Guest & Organization: Edward Struzik is an award-winning writer and photographer. His previous books include Firestorm, Future Arctic, Arctic Icons, and The Big Thaw, among others. A fellow at the Institu... Read more →

  • 098: Street Soccer USA: Transforming Lives and Neighborhoods
    098: Street Soccer USA: Transforming Lives and Neighborhoods
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    Published: 16 Nov 2017 Duration: 27:06
    Topic: The role of sports in increasing social mobility and improving communities Guest & Organization: Lisa Wrightsman is the Regional Program Manager of Street Soccer USA Sacramento and the Founder and Coach of Sacramento Lady Salamanders... Read more →
    Topic: The role of sports in increasing social mobility and improving communities Guest & Organization: Lisa Wrightsman is the Regional Program Manager of Street Soccer USA Sacramento and the Founder and Coach of Sacramento Lady Salamanders... Read more →

  • 097: Reconnecting Planning and Public Health
    097: Reconnecting Planning and Public Health
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    Published: 9 Nov 2017 Duration: 18:43
    Topic: Making the connection between planning and public health Guest & Organization: Anna Ricklin, AICP is the Manager of the Planning and Community Health Center at the American Planning Association (APA) in Washington, D.C. Anna works wi... Read more →
    Topic: Making the connection between planning and public health Guest & Organization: Anna Ricklin, AICP is the Manager of the Planning and Community Health Center at the American Planning Association (APA) in Washington, D.C. Anna works wi... Read more →

  • 096: Bonn Chance
    096: Bonn Chance
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    Published: 2 Nov 2017 Duration: 19:31
    Guest & Organization: Alden Meyer is director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists and the director of its Washington, DC, office. He provides general oversight and strategic guidance for the organization’s advocacy ... Read more →
    Guest & Organization: Alden Meyer is director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists and the director of its Washington, DC, office. He provides general oversight and strategic guidance for the organization’s advocacy ... Read more →

  • 095: Energy Democracy
    095: Energy Democracy
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    Published: 26 Oct 2017 Duration: 31:53
    Topic:  The Connection Between Race and Energy In This Episode: 01:35  _Guest Denise Fairchild is introduced. 02:12  Denise explains what energy democracy is and why it’s important. 05:31  Denise shares how energy shapes our political syste... Read more →
    Topic:  The Connection Between Race and Energy In This Episode: 01:35  _Guest Denise Fairchild is introduced. 02:12  Denise explains what energy democracy is and why it’s important. 05:31  Denise shares how energy shapes our political syste... Read more →

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