Changing Places: Season Two

In season two of Changing Places, we explore how micro and emerging trends are shaping a new world around us. From the design of our office spaces and return of downtowns, to 15-minute cities, the metaverse, and robots in restaurants, host Mariam Sobh finds out what’s up next for our favorite places and spaces.

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Season two episode list

Episode 1

There’s a garden in my office

Featured guests: Ryan Anderson and Mark Lo Bue

In episode 1, host Mariam Sobh discusses office design – what it’s been to us historically, what it is today, and where we could see it moving for us tomorrow.

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Episode 2

Fifteen-minute cities

Featured guests: Jo Davis, Carlos Moreno and Nima Daivari

In episode 2, host Mariam Sobh discusses the model that's reshaping the world’s urban landscapes.

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Episode 3

From the mind of developers

Featured guests: Emily Talen, Peter Kindel and Casey Kasprsyk

In episode 3, host Mariam Sobh discusses master or planned communities. From the minds of developers, these are places that have been intentionally designed to serve a subset of the population.

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Episode 4

Vacancy

Featured guests: Alan Mallach, Emily Lundgard, and Rubia Daniels

In episode 4, host Mariam Sobh discusses the dearth of affordable housing and the abundance of vacant and abandoned neighborhoods.

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illustration of a neighborhood with a rainbow flag entrance
Episode 5

Gilded rainbows

Featured guests: Julie Podmore and Andy Bird

In episode 5, host Mariam Sobh explores the current state and future of gay neighborhoods and villages.

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Episode 6

Lights in the darkness

Featured guests: Gregory Francis and John Barentine

In episode 6, host Mariam Sobh discusses the current state and future of the night sky.

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commercial real estate broker viewing the metaverse through mixed reality headset
Episode 7

Through the looking glass

Featured guests: Peter Johnson, Leah Zafra and Dave Carr

In episode 7, host Mariam Sobh goes through the looking glass and into the emerging world of the metaverse.

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Episode 8

Move!

Featured guests: Josipa Petrunic, Kevin Quinn, Sarah Barnes and Kat Hanna

In episode 8, host Mariam Sobh explores the transforming world of transportation.

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Episode 9

On golden years

Featured guests: Iain Lock and Dr. Stephen Golant

In episode 9, host Mariam Sobh discusses the current and future state of senior living and aging in place.

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Episode 10

The vitality of the city

Featured guests: Craig Leibowitz and Michael Edwards

In episode 10, host Mariam Sobh discusses the return of people and places.

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Episode 11

From fashion to axe throwing

Featured guests: Richard Baldwin, Andrew Carter and Michael Harrison

In episode 11, host Mariam Sobh discusses the current and possible future evolutions of high streets as gaming and leisure destinations.

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Episode 12

Made to serve

Featured guests: Jake Brewer, Darian Ahler and Benson Tsai

In episode 12, host Mariam Sobh discusses the future of robotics in the food industry.

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