EPISODE 151, SEASON 4:
In this episode, the first of Season 4,
I connect with Emilia Hanna,
with the Car-Free Megacities Campaign

We discuss the friendly challenge between New York City, Paris, and London to see which city can break stranglehold that cars have on their cities.
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Can you imagine London, Paris and New York free from car dependency?

The Car Free Megacities campaign is a two-year project in London, New York and Paris to reimagine our cities as places where private cars become obsolete, and to dramatically raise policy and public support for urban car reduction.

This campaign is a collaboration between climate charity Possible, think-tank the New Weather InstituteParis sans VoitureBrooklyn SpokeTransAlt, Westminster University’s Active Travel Academy, and Glimpse, supported by the KR Foundation, and Brompton.

Helpful Links (note that some may include affiliate links to help me support the channel):
– Car-Free Megacities website
– We Are Possible website
– Ep 150 w/ Doug Gordon
– Ep 149 w/ Dr. Billy Fields
– Ep 123 Will Norman
– Curbing Traffic book by Melissa & Chris Bruntlett in the Active Towns Bookshop or on Amazon

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Credits:
All video and audio production by John Simmerman

Music:
Epidemic Sound

Resources used during the production of this episode:
– My awesome recording platform is Ecamm
– Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

Studio Equipment:
– Main MIcrophone Sennheiser Pro Audio MKH416-P48U3
– Rode RODECaster Pro Podcast Production Studio
– Additional Microphone – Shure MV7
– Camera – Sony ZV-E10 (currently sold out)
– Lens – Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
– Elgato Cam Link 4k
– Elgato Streamdeck XL*
– Elgato Streamdeck (*you may not need the XL)

Editing Computer System:
– Apple MacBook Pro 16″ 2021 M1 Pro
– LG 34WP88C-B 34-inch Curved 21:9 UltraWide QHD (3440×1440) IPS Display with Ergo Stand

For more information about my Active Towns effort or to follow along please visit my links below:
– Website
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– Podcast landing pages
– Facebook
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Background:
Hi Everyone, my name is John Simmerman.

I’m a health promotion professional with over 30 years of experience and my area of concentration has evolved into a specialization of how the built environment influences human behavior related to active living and especially active mobility.

In 2012 I launched the non-profit Advocates for Healthy Communities as an effort to help promote and create healthy, active places.

Since that time I’ve been exploring, documenting, and profiling established, emerging, and aspiring Active Towns wherever they might be, in order to produce high-quality multimedia content to help inspire the creation of more safe and inviting, environments that promote a “Culture of Activity” for “All Ages & Abilities”.

My Active Towns suite of channels feature my original video and audio content and reflections, including a selection of podcast episodes and short films profiling the positive and inspiring efforts happening around the world as I am able to experience and document them.

Thanks for tuning in, I hope you find this content helpful.

Creative Commons License: Attributions, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives, 2022

Advocates for Healthy Communities, Inc. is a nonprofit 501c3 organization (EIN 45-3802508) dedicated to helping communities create a Culture of Activity. Any donations collected are used specifically to support the organization’s mission.

To make a donation to Advocates for Healthy Communities go here

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