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May 15, 2021

UREx Podcast LogoDoctors Marta Berbes, Nancy Grimm, Robert Hobbins, and Timon McPhearson join Robert Lloyd to talk about how scenarios of future city transformations are analyzed and turned into products that can be understood and used by city practitioners, and the general public, as well as other researchers. Scenarios provide potential goals for practitioners in city government and other actors to work towards in efforts to ensure greater sustainability, resilience, and equity. A new book, the result of collaboration among many of the researchers who participated in this episode and the previous one, is also discussed.

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Learn more about our guests:

Marta Berbes (@MartaBerbes):

Nancy Grimm (@DrNitrogen):

Robert Hobbins (@RobertHobbins):,

Timon McPhearson (@timonmcphearson):

Access their recently published book here:

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