Invisible City

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An award-winning podcast about city design with Jennifer Keesmaat. Invisible City seeks to reveal the city that lurks beneath the surface of our everyday lives.

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Ep. 015: Can Computers Plan Our Cities? The Art and Science of Planning

38:08 | Jul 15th, 2018

Euan Mills is an Urban Designer at Future Cities Catapult currently advising the Mayor of London, England and his planning team on major redevelopments across the city. He believes in utilizing technology to plan our cities better. This is the 2nd e...Show More

Ep. 016: Transforming Paris

41:14 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Marion Waller is an urbanist and philosopher. She's an advisor to the deputy mayor of Paris, France, who is in charge of urban planning, innovation and attractiveness. This is the 3rd episode of a 5 part series recorded in Vienna. This series featur...Show More

Ep. 014: Nurturing A Tribe - Urban Futures, The Global Movement

24:46 | Jul 10th, 2018

Jennifer sits down with Josephine Lui, co-founder of the URBAN FUTURE global conference, Europe’s largest event for sustainable cities. This is the 1st episode of a 5 part series recorded in Vienna. This series features some of the most progressive...Show More

Ep. 013: Transit - An Instrument of Urban Freedom

1:01:10 | Aug 11th, 2017

Jennifer sits down with Jarrett Walker, the author of the book 'Human Transit'. They discuss shaping cities through the use of transit as a tool.

Ep. 012: Love Thy City

59:54 | Apr 1st, 2017

Jennifer sits down with Sharon Avery, President and CEO of the Toronto Foundation to discuss the evolution of philanthropy in our cities, and the role and opportunities for philanthropy in shaping societal change.

Ep. 011: Transforming The Suburbs

53:32 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Jennifer chats with Brent Toderian, Urbanist and former Vancouver chief planner. They discuss the transformation and the need for transforming suburbia.

Ep. 010: The Sustainable City - Concrete Ideas

1:11:02 | Nov 7th, 2016

Jennifer chats with Jeremy Gregory, the Executive Director of the Concrete Sustainability Hub at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ep. 009: 5 Kids 1 Condo

1:07:08 | Oct 29th, 2016

Jennifer sits down with Adrian Crook, a father who is raising his 5 children in a 1000 square foot condo in Vancouver, Canada.

Ep. 008: Taking Back Streets

32:28 | Aug 19th, 2016

This episode explores the opportunity and the hope of cities designed for people, as captured by the 'Open Streets' movement.

Ep. 007: Urban Birdman

31:02 | Jul 10th, 2016

This episode introduces an urban hero, an urban leader who has unwittingly initiated and led a global movement to respect and protect the migratory patterns of birds in our most urban places.

Ep. 006: Sport and the City

38:15 | May 9th, 2016

This episodes features a chat between Jennifer Keesmaat and Richard Peddie, the former President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.

Ep. 005: Grey vs Great Density

35:46 | Apr 3rd, 2016

This episodes features a chat between Jennifer Keesmaat and Larry Beasley, the former co-director of planning for the city of Vancouver.

Ep. 004: The Future Of The Car

36:30 | Feb 12th, 2016

This episode revisits the history of the car and explores the transformative impact of driverless cars on our shared future and on our cities.

Ep. 003: Food In Cities - A Cauliflower Crisis

25:57 | Feb 12th, 2016

This episode explores where our food comes from and raises some critical questions about better integrating food production into city life.

Ep. 002: The Green Space Effect

20:06 | Feb 12th, 2016

This episode looks at the important relationship between green space and the health of residents in urban areas.

Ep. 001: An Introduction

09:39 | Feb 12th, 2016

Welcome to Invisible City, a podcast about city design hosted by Jennifer Keesmaat. This podcast seeks to reveal the city that lurks beneath the surface of our everyday lives.