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Open During Construction

27 EpisodesProduced by Muneef Ahmad, Michelle Berquist and Rob MuirWebsite

Conversations about City-building at the intersection of planning and engineering. Michelle Berquist, Rob Muir and Muneef Ahmad reflect on stories behind-the-scenes of "Plangineering" projects.



In the debut podcast, Michelle and Rob talk about what inspired them to urban planning and engineering and why the bridge between their practices is shorter than we think.

This month, we talked about:

Urban dictionary reference to Plangineer

The three pillars of planning: Public Health, Legislation & Architecture

Rob's toothpick bridge

Discussing how, "Form follows function"

The curious case of building the Sydney Opera House

Zooming-in versus zooming-out

Engineering the Windsor-Essex Parkway

Muneef’s take-away: Thinking inward versus outward

Rob's take-away: Appreciate the complexities of planning, design and constructing big City-building projects

Michelle's take-away: Respect and curiousity

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