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Cities Down South

Cities Down South

By Scott Berson
Cities Down South is a show about the places we live and how we get around them. We'll hear from Georgia locals about the issues affecting our cities, towns and neighborhoods, from walking and biking to climate resilience.
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Cities Down South

GIS: Powering our Lives, and Making Us Safer, with Megan Hunnicutt
How much do you know about GIS (geographic information systems)? This important intersection of data and geography helps power our cities and much of our digital lives. Megan Hunnicutt, GIS Manager at the Coastal Regional Commission, tells us more about what GIS is and how it is important for everything from flood resilience to 911 response times. 
June 28, 2021
Coastal Resilience with Ashby Worley and the Nature Conservancy
Ashby Worley, Coastal Resilience Manager of the Nature Conservancy in Georgia, talks to us about how working with nature yields major benefits when it comes to creating a resilient coast for Georgia and the South. 
June 24, 2021
Building a City-Wide Trail Network with Becca Zajac
Becca Zajac is Executive Director of the Dragonfly Trail Network in Columbus, Georgia, a nonprofit group that is implementing an ambitious protected trail network across one of the most populous cities in the state. How did Dragonfly come to be? What is it like running an organization dedicated to building trails -- and what are the focus points required for a trail network to be successful? 
May 25, 2021
Complete Streets for All Ages with AARP
What does AARP have to do with complete streets, walkability, and vibrant neighborhoods? A lot, turns out. Join us as Kay Sibetta and Myrtle Habersham from AARP talk about why creating safe, walkable and bikeable communities is critically important for seniors -- and for everyone else, too. 
May 13, 2021
Cycling in Georgia with John Bennett
In this episode, we hear from John Bennett, Safety Education Programs Manager for Georgia Bikes. John has been in bike and pedestrian advocacy for years, and talks about how he got into working on cycling and walking initiatives in the state, the promise of e-bikes, the reason we cycle, and misconceptions around cycling we still need to overcome. 
March 25, 2021