Aziza Longi and Dave Norford

[Recorded Friday, April 8, 2022] Aziza (23) and Dave (62) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Aziza is a graduate student at UVA studying urban planning, and Dave is a farmer from Albemarle County. The two bond...

Alison Shaner and Carol Ketcherside Sep 23 2020 10:05 pm

Alison, a first year student in KU's Urban Planning Graduate Program, speaks with Carol Ketcherside, Deputy Director of Planning and Development at Valley Metro, about her experiences as a professional planner.

Emma Lohr and Ashley Turner

[Recorded: Friday, September 8, 2023] Emma Lohr (19) from Towson, MD, and Ashley Turner (19) from Fairfax, VA participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA. Emma shares her...

Gregory Frazee and Aaron Domini

One Small Step partners Gregory "Greg" Frazee (62) and Aaron Domini (43) share about their childhoods and upbringings, reflect on the impact of social programs both historically and in the present, and discuss their biggest accomplishments in life.

Urban Parks Planning in Wichita, Kansas

When people think of large, diverse urban parks, certain cities may come to mind more than others, such as San Francisco, Seattle, or New York. Many may be surprised to learn that in the middle of the heartland, Wichita Kansas...

Timothy Seibert and Steven Kellenberg

Colleagues Steven Kellenberg (69) and Timothy Seibert (54) discuss how the Norwood Development Group hopes to address the growing population of Colorado Springs, Colorado with their development of Banning Lewis Ranch.

Susan Edmondson and Jeff Finn

Colleagues Susan Edmondson (57) and Jeff Finn (42) discuss the development of downtown Colorado Springs and their involvement in this ongoing project. They reflect on the many variables that contribute to a successful downtown area while emphasizing the unique potential...

Edward Kinner and Beverly Kinner

Spouses Beverly Kinner [no age given] and Edward Kinner [no age given] talk about their involvement in the Columbus, GA community. While Edward describes the work he did on the Columbus Riverfront and Whitewater Project, Beverly shares her experiences volunteering...

Ashley Crites, Director of Planning for City of Tuscaloosa, AL, interviewed by Logan Heley, KU MPA student

Ashley Crites, Director of Planning for City of Tuscaloosa, AL, talking about her career in public service and urban/city planning

Dave Schoen talks to Yasmin Misra about his childhood and his experiences later on in life as an educator

On November 21, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, Yasmin Misra (16) and Dave Schoen (74), family friends, discuss Mr. Schoen's childhood and Norwegian upbringing in rural Wisconsin. Mr. Schoen also talks about teaching as a university professor in Indiana and how...

Emma VandeWater, Sean Tapia, and Urban Planning

Emma VandeWater is a student in the Master of Urban Planning program at the University of Kansas. Sean Tapia is a graduate of the University of Kansas and works at a planning firm in Chicago. In this interview we talked...

Kellsie Forfar-Jones's Involvement in Community Engagement and Advocacy in the Urban Planning of Denver, Colorado

Valerie DeLeon (she/her) chats with Kellsie Forfar-Jones (she/her), Public Engagement Planner with Denver Regional Council of Governments, about what drew her to the field of urban planning, her passion for uplifting community voices, and what the future of Denver may...

City Park in Denver, Colorado

On a snowy day in Denver, I sat down with Parks and Recreation’s Executive Director, Allegra “Happy” Haynes to talk about our shared favorite place in the city to gather and play and connect with nature, City Park.

Kip Strauss, HNTB discusses being a transportation planner to urban planning student Neda Torabi of the University of Kansas

Kip Strauss, HNTB (53) transportation planner of 25 plus years talks to Nada Torabi (41) a first year Iranian urban planning student working on her Masters degree from the University of Kansas. Kip talked about what its like to practice...

Maggie Wilcox and Gala Korniyenko

Gala Korniyenko, a PhD student at The Ohio State University gives advice to Maggie Wilcox, a first year Master's Student at The University of Kansas, on community building and engagement, urban planning, international development, and life in general.

E. Larry Keating and Audrey Gilmore

E. Larry Keating (81) talks with his granddaughter, Audrey Gilmore (17), about his work and life entwined with the places he's lived. They discuss the values impressed by locales ranging from Ireland to Lake Allatoona, Georgia, and the ways in...

KU UBPL Grad Student Troy Watterson And Planning and Building Director, Zach Tusinger’s Interview

Troy Watterson, a KU UBPL Graduate Student, conducts an interview with current Planning and Building Director for the City of Calistoga, Zach Tusinger and share his experience, accomplishments and story, as an professional planner.

Amy Yarger discusses Urban Prairies Project in Colorado with Karyn Light-Gibson

Karyn, a graduate student at Miami University, talks with Amy Yarger. Amy works at the Butterfly Pavilion as the Horticulture Director. She talks with Karyn about the Urban Prairies Project and its importance to the overall biodiversity of Denver, surrounding...

Allison Henderson and Sara Copeland

Allison Henderson 1st year Graduate student in the MUP at the University of Kansas talks with Sara Copeland the Director of Community Development in North KC about her planning career.

Neighborhood Equity and Latino Urbanism in Dallas, TX

A discussion about the Latino experience in Dallas, TX, small business owners and the threat of housing displacement in Oak Cliff neighborhoods with Jennifer Rangel, urban planner and author of "A Geographical Examination of Urban Planning - Oak Cliff as...