Shaping Cities

TICCO

This isn't your average professional podcast. We're going beyond the typical interview to ask game-changing professionals what they regret, about the stereotypes they encounter every day, how to cut through the BS to carve your own path in the industry, and more.

Welcome to Shaping Cities, a podcast by Ticco for people working with cities, communities, and the built environment. We'll explore the challenges facing our work and our regions, hear from leaders who fight the status quo, and dish out real advice for those building their career in practices like urban planning, architecture, historic preservation, development, engineering, public policy, sustainability, and more.

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For our season 2 premier we sat down with Larisa Ortiz, a nationally recognized urban planner, consultant, and author specializing in commercial district revitalization. In her interview with host Erik Felix, Larisa dives into her work with commercial districts, the future of retail, and how businesses are adapting in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Get details and register for Ticco's Current Events retreat here! This season of Shaping Cities is presented by Island Press

Sep 2020

51 min 1 sec

In our first season of Shaping Cities, Ticco is partnering up with professional organizations that serve the people who design, build, and manage the cities and communities we live in. In Episode 3 of this season, we collaborated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For 70 years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has led the movement to save America’s historic places. In addition to grassroots advocacy, the organization serves as the primary professional association for preservation professionals through online professional development content and their annual PastForward conference. Sehila Mota Casper sat down with us to talk about her work as a preservationist, and how it takes shape through her role as Senior Field Officer in Houston, Texas with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Sehila leads efforts on-the ground in Houston on behalf of the organization, and spends much of her time connecting with local organizations and building support for at-risk sites. Sehila earned her MFA in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD.) Through her work, Sehila advocates for a more diverse preservation practice by serving on the Executive Committee of Latin@s in Heritage Conservation,  the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites board, and as a Diversity and Inclusion Liaison for the National Trust. Important Notes: In this episode, host Erik Felix at one point referred to the Department of the Interior Standards as the “National Trust for Historic Preservation guidelines.” Note that this is incorrect - standards and guidelines for the treatment and protection of historic properties are set by the federal government through the Department of the Interior, and not through the National Trust (a non-governmental organization.) In our conversation regarding representation among sites on the National Register of Historic Places, it was said that no more than 10% of sites are associated with diverse histories. The exact number changes each year as more sites are listed on the register, and this number was derived from an article written for CityLab in 2019.  Follow TICCO: Join Free | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | FacebookFollow the National Trust: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedInConnect with Sehila Mota Casper: LinkedIn | Instagram

Apr 2020

41 min 45 sec

In our first season of Shaping Cities, Ticco is partnering up with professional organizations that serve the people who design, build, and manage the cities and communities we live in. In Episode 2 of this season, we collaborated with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA.) Founded in 1899, ASLA is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members.  The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship.  Cindy Zerger, AICP, ASLA sat down with us to talk about her work as a planner and landscape designer, and how it manifests through her role as Senior Urban Designer at Toole Design. Cindy co-leads the firm's Urban Design practice, contributing her background in organizational management and leadership. She holds Master’s degrees and professional experience in both landscape architecture and urban planning, equipping her to drive project success from both design and policy perspectives. Cindy is passionate about creating exceptional experiences in the public realm, from streetscapes to trails, plazas to parks.    Follow ASLA: Website | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Follow Cindy Zerger: LinkedIn | Twitter  | Instagram

Jan 2020

45 min 47 sec

In our first season of Shaping Cities, Ticco is partnering up with professional organizations that serve the people who design, build, and manage the cities and communities we live in. In Episode 1 of this season, we partnered up with the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU.) CNU is a 26-year-old organization for those who "believe that well-designed cities, towns, neighborhoods, and public places help create community."   Eliza Harris Juliano sat down with us to talk about her work as an urbanist as part of our collaboration with CNU. Until recently, Eliza was the Board Chair of CNU. She is a Principal at Canin Associates in Orlando, Florida, and continues to be a leader in CNU NextGen, a fellowship within CNU which highlights new ideas and new voices. Eliza holds a Masters in Urban Planning from Harvard. In addition to her roles with CNU and CANIN, she shares her experiences as a board member of Bike/Walk Central Florida. Through her work, Eliza aims to improve individual quality of life as well as environmental conditions, equity, and fiscal outcomes.   Follow CNU: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook Follow Eliza Harris Juliano: Twitter

Sep 2019

37 min 31 sec

This isn't your average professional podcast. We're going beyond the typical interview to ask game-changing professionals what they regret, about the stereotypes they encounter every day, how to cut through the BS to carve your own path in the industry, and more. Welcome to Shaping Cities, a podcast by Ticco for people working with cities, communities, and the built environment. We'll explore the challenges facing our work and our regions, hear from leaders who fight the status quo, and dish out real advice for those building their career in practices like urban planning, architecture, historic preservation, development, engineering, public policy, sustainability, and more. Erik Felix, Ticco's Director of Community Engagement, has been with us since the early days. He brings his deep understanding of professionals shaping cities to the table through thoughtful questioning and insights for listeners of all experience levels. To learn more about Ticco, our mission to redefine the professional networking experience, and our work supporting the next generation of people shaping cities, visit go-ticco.co or follow @go_ticco on social.

Aug 2019

52 sec