BLBD 16: Bright Lights, Big Year

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:

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BLBD 6: Admin Assistant of State? (w/Deidre DeJear)

Mike and Tammy chat with Deidre DeJear, Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State, then discuss voter registration data and barriers to public participation.

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BLBD 4: System of a Town (w/Josh Mandelbaum)

We talk with Josh Mandelbaum of the Des Moines City Council about policy, politics, and transportation, and discuss how to calculate traffic congestion. 

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BLBD 3: Green Hearts (w/Jessica Avant)

Green: food deserts Blue: parks   Sources:,

Green: food deserts
Blue: parks


We talk with Jessica Avant of the Des Moines Park and Recreation Board about parks, food security, and floods. Little did we know how prophetic one of those would be.