The Streets Are Planning podcast

The Streets Are Planning

Jermaine R. Ruffin

Where Urban Planning, Cities, Hip Hop Culture and Community Development conversations live. The Streets are Planning Podcast highlights the unheard voices, stories and impact of community leaders working in cities and neighborhoods across the globe.

33 Episodes

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    GIS, Innovation and Community Power


    Frank Romo LinkedInTwitter: For Business Inquiries and ProjectsPriority MapsMapping the Black Lives Matter Movement: www.blm-map.comRace & Policing: Fatal Encounters with Police 2015-2020: MapsRace & Policing: Data Comparison 2015-2020 - & Policing PDF or ISSUU link
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    Redressing Racist Urban Planning Policies w/ Allen Penniman


    Allen PennimanIG: @al.isaakTwitter: @justpenniesEast Warren Planning StudyRedressing Racist Policies to Implement Equity-driven  Revitalization
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    Talking Career and Housing w/Nina Idemudia


    In Today's Season 2 Finale Episode, our Host J. Ruffin interviews Detroit Native Nina Idemudia,AICP  & Assistant Commissioner with the City of Chicago's Planning & Development Department. We talk about her Career and discuss housing issues.Inspired by the Judas & Black Messiah Soundtrack song "Something Ain't Right" by Masego, J.I.D and Rapsody.Nina Idemudia, AICPIG: @aplannerwithapurpose "Something Ain't Right" by Masego, JID & Rapsody 
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    Express Yourself w/ Jonathan Pacheco Bell


    In Today's NWA "Express Yourself" inspired Episode, our Host J. Ruffin connects with Los Angeles based Urban Planner Jonathan Pacheco Bell. We discuss his Embedded Planning praxis, his Career arc, recent article and his newly launched solo/freelance venture C1TYPLANN3R Company! This is an Episode that you don't want to miss!!Jonathan Pacheco BellEmbedded Planning Returns to ELARATwitter: C1tyPlann3rIG: C1tyPlann3rExpress Yourself- NWA
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    Environmental Justice & Food Access w/ Alondra Alvizo


    New Episode dropping today with our guest Alondra Alvizo! Alondra is a Community and Economic Development Leader in SW Detroit. She shares her insights on Environmental and Food justice issues with our Host J. Ruffin. You don't want to miss this Dej Loaf and Gunna "No Ceilings" Inspired Episode!Alondra AlvizoAlondra @ MSU ExtensionDej Loaf ft. Gunna "No Ceilings"
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    Talking Planning & Zoning W/ Gordon Linton


    Today's episode features Gordon Linton,MPA - Planner I for Stockbridge, GA! We talk his introduction to Planning, Zoning and oh yeah Black Panther. You don't want to miss this "All The Stars"-Kendrick Lamar & SZA inspired episode. Gordon LintonIG: @mrfloridaboy30 
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    Environmental Justice Talk w/ Jeremy Orr & Gabriel Jones


    Our Host J. Ruffin sat down for an Environmental Justice Conversation with Jeremy Orr, Senior Staff Attorney with The National Resources Defense Council and Gabriel Jones Environmental Justice Consultant. Jeremy OrrGabriel Jones
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    Nipsey Would Be Proud w/Desiree "Dee" Powell


    On Today's Nipsey Hussle "Down as a Great" inspired Episode, our Host J. Ruffin connects with Urban Planner/Urban Designer Desiree "Dee" Powell. We discuss her introduction to Urban Planning, Black Planners & Allies zoom calls,, being grounded in community and why Urban Planners should get shoe endorsements!Desiree D. Powell LinkedInBLCKSPCESIG: @thedee_p
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    Part 2: East Garfield Park Discussion w/Mick Dumke


    Our Host J. Ruffin connects with Mick Dumke a Reporter/Columnist with ProPublica Illinois/Midwest. The discussion centers around Mick's article "How a Chicago Political Hangout Went From Bustling to Boarded Up-Even After the City Promised Help". This is a follow-up to our previous Episode with Tony Briscoe on the East Garfield Park neighborhood in Chicago.ProPublica Illinois Discussed ArticleMick.Dumke@propublica.org
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    Building Community Value w/ Chase Cantrell


    In Today's Pharrell Williams "Freedom" Inspired Episode our Host J. Ruffin connects with Chase Cantrell. Chase is the Executive Director of Building Community Value to discuss his organizations role assisting Detroiters with gaining real estate development knowledge to improve their neighborhood and build wealth.Chase CantrellBuilding Community ValueFREEDOM- Pharrell Williams

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