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Inland-Crane-Inc-Boise-Machine-Market-678x381Construction cranes and lane closures everywhere you look- it’s hard not to notice the growth and development occurring across the valley these days. Like it or not our population here in southwestern Idaho is expanding rapidly. But how did we get to this point?

Todd-Shallat-200x300Dr. Todd Shallat, tenured professor of Urban Studies and Community Development at BSU and prolific author (his latest work is “Half the World: Refugees Transform the City of Trees” was released this spring) guides us through the development of the valley’s land, economy and culture over the past 30 years.

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Group discussion at Moving People First Summit

 

What’s LOVE got to do with roads and building healthy communities? Well according to Dr. Richard Jackson and Gary Toth love plays an important role. This is part two of our conversation with these national experts on creating places that people want to be and attacking some of America’s health and environmental issues through collaboration on designing healthy communities.

 

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A pediatrician and a transportation engineer walk into a bar…do they hit it off or do they blame each other for ruining the health of our society?

This is part one of this conversation between two very passionate and knowledgeable advocates for building healthy communities who come from very different backgrounds. We discuss the history of transportation planning and town and city building, based mostly around the convenience of automobiles, that has led our country (in part) to a massive health epidemic- namely diabetes. Dr. Richard Jackson has literally written the book about “building healthy communities” and was the host of the PBS series Designing Healthy CommunitiesGary Toth with the Project for Public Spaces is a transportation engineer with decades of experience in that profession and in working with communities across the country to plan and implement multi-modal transportation projects and create great places for people. Both have been guests on the show before, but this time they go head to head!

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Haley Falconer doesn’t train falcons – at least at this point – but she does work to help meet the City of Boise’s goal to become the most livable city in the country. I spoke with Haley about her role as the Sustainability Coordinator and Boise’s first “LIVability Report” she has been developing that will be released in April. We discuss the background of LIV Boise, the LIVability Report, and the myriad of programs and goals a sustainability coordinator for a city helps to advance.

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