Mike and Tammy talk with Ethan Standard, President of the Waveland Park Neighborhood Association, about the unique role of neighborhood associations in local government. Also, egg hunts and a bonus Harry Potter firm!
Mike and Tammy each build a consulting firm composed of four characters from the Harry Potter series. And have serious questions about magical labor laws.
Mike and Tammy talk about what it takes to make great analysts and urban planners.
This episode is about books, we swear. Mike and Tammy each share three book recommendations from or adjacent to planning and analytics.
Competing on Analytics by Thomas H. Davenport and Jeanne G. Harris
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
Happy City by Charles Montgomery
Creative Confidence by Tom and David Kelley
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
300 MB by Neil Cicierega (from the album Mouth Moods)
We had a ton of fun recording this episode about our current least-favorite topic. Unfortunately, our sound equipment did not have a great time, and this episode is a little rough around the edges. We’ll do better next time!
In the meantime, please still enjoy this episode about some of the many planning implications of snow, and what we can learn about statistical uncertainty from weather forecasts!
Mike and Tammy each pick two terms from their respective industries' jargon and define them: big data, smart cities, machine learning, and equity.
Enjoy a recording of our first-ever live show on Friday January 25 at the Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs’ 2nd Annual Latino Day on the Hill.
Mike and Tammy chat with Marlu Abarca about her work with bilingual programming at the Des Moines Public Library.
DMPL Annual Report: https://www.dmpl.org/about-us/annual-report
DMPL/Evelyn K Davis Digital Literacy Class: https://www.dmpl.org/events/digital-literacy-class-0#.XDwWBy3MzEY
Latinos in Iowa 2018 report: https://www.iowadatacenter.org/Publications/latinos2018.pdf
Latino Day on the Hill LIVE SHOW: https://humanrights.iowa.gov/cas/la/events/2019-latino-day-hill
Mike and Tammy reflect on personal and professional highlights of 2018, noteworthy urban planning and analytics headlines from the past year, and the exciting things to come in 2019... such as our first-ever live show! Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/267874697253638/
Also check out:
Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic - storytellingwithdata.com
Janelle Shane (Twitter) - https://twitter.com/janellecshane?lang=en
Des Moines Bicycle Collective - https://www.dsmbikecollective.org
Mike and Tammy chat with Toby O'Berry to learn more about the transformational work Iowa Homeless Youth Centers does in our communities. Part 1 of the holiday giving series.
Learn more and donate: http://www.iowahomelessyouth.org
Mike and Tammy explore urban planning and analytics themes in The Good Place. Season 1 spoilers!
Mike and Tammy chat with Democratic candidate for Iowa State Auditor, Rob Sand, and wrap up their introduction to problem solving series with a discussion on making and implementing recommendations.
“Don’t Be a Lawyer” song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs-UEqJ85KE
Rob Sand’s website - https://robsand.com
Mike and Tammy each share how they go from data to insights in their professions.
Our latest entry in our Problem Solving series focuses on data exploration and is chock full of cooking analogies.
Mike and Tammy discuss data collection as the next logical step after problem definition.
Mike and Tammy chat with Deidre DeJear, Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State, then discuss voter registration data and barriers to public participation.
Deidre DeJear’s website: https://www.dejearforiowa.com
Kyrstin Delagardelle Shelley of the Des Moines School Board talks to us about her work. We also discuss shifting metrics, and a brief history of one of the most common statistical tests.