This week and next, The Mission Daily will be presenting interviews in their entirety from our brand new podcast, The Future of Cities. You can subscribe to The Future of Cities by visiting themission.co/cities.
In this episode, Ian sat down with Di-Ann Eisnor, former Director of Growth for Waze and current Director for Google’s Area 120. Together, they talked about how cities and companies are beginning to use data collection, future trends in city design, and how technology can help us experience cities.
2:00 – Di-Ann’s Background
4:15 – What is Area 120?
7:50 – Di-Ann’s Favorite Cities
12:50 – Future Trends in City Design
16:30 – Los Angeles’ Parking Lot Problem
21:45 – How Waze Started As a Literal Blank Slate
24:50 – How Waze Used Data to Aid FEMA During Superstorm Sandy
27:10 – Democratization of Data
31:00 – Smart Cities and How Technology Can Help Us Experience Cities
36:00 – How Di-Ann and Lupe Fiasco Know Each Other
39:00 – Agriculture and Scaling Food in Urban Environments
44:00 – The Lightning Round
46:00 – Ian Gets Lightning Round Questions from Di-Ann