Jeff Wood

Jeff Wood

Jeff Wood is the Principal of The Overhead Wire, a consulting firm focused on sharing information about cities around the world. He hosts a weekly podcast called Talking Headways at Streetsblog USA and operates the daily news site The Overhead Wire.

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Urban Reads: Two Amazon HQ2 Cities?
Urban Reads

Two Amazon HQ2 Cities?

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Urban Reads: Are Public Meetings Just for Naysayers?
Urban Reads

Are Public Meetings Just for Naysayers?

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Urban Reads: Half of New Traffic in San Francisco from Ride Hailing
Urban Reads

Half of New Traffic in San Francisco from Ride Hailing

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Urban Reads: Green Streets in an Autonomous Vehicle World
Urban Reads

Green Streets in an Autonomous Vehicle World

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Urban Reads: Which Cities Are at Risk from Rising Sea Levels?
Urban Reads

Which Cities Are at Risk from Rising Sea Levels?

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Urban Reads: Oslo Cuts Cars From City Center
Urban Reads

Oslo Cuts Cars From City Center

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Urban Reads: Paris Holds Car-free Day
Urban Reads

Paris Holds Car-free Day

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Urban Reads: Houston Considers Eliminating Parking Requirements
Urban Reads

Houston Considers Eliminating Parking Requirements

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Urban Reads: Activation is Key to Successful Urban Spaces
Urban Reads

Activation is Key to Successful Urban Spaces

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Urban Reads: Building the Cycling City
Urban Reads

Building the Cycling City

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Urban Reads: NIMBYism is Bipartisan
Urban Reads

NIMBYism is Bipartisan

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Urban Reads: Transit and Ride Hailing Working Together
Urban Reads

Transit and Ride Hailing Working Together

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Urban Reads: Bill Includes Bicycle Tax
Urban Reads

Bill Includes Bicycle Tax

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Urban Reads: The Diverse Fandom of E-scooters
Urban Reads

The Diverse Fandom of E-scooters

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Urban Reads: Helsinki Reinvents Urban Transportation
Urban Reads

Helsinki Reinvents Urban Transportation

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Urban Reads: How to Regulate Dockless Bike-Share?
Urban Reads

How to Regulate Dockless Bike-Share?

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Urban Reads: Spite Houses Around the World
Urban Reads

Spite Houses Around the World

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Urban Reads: L.A. a Leader in Water Management?
Urban Reads

L.A. a Leader in Water Management?

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Urban Reads: Horizontal Skyscrapers and 3D Zoning?
Urban Reads

Horizontal Skyscrapers and 3D Zoning?

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Urban Reads: To Build Up or Build Out?
Urban Reads

To Build Up or Build Out?

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Urban Reads: The Death of Retail
Urban Reads

The Death of Retail

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Urban Reads: Central Park Goes Car-free
Urban Reads

Central Park Goes Car-free

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Urban Reads: Invasion of the Electric Scooter
Urban Reads

Invasion of the Electric Scooter

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Urban Reads: New York Approves Ride-hailing Fee
Urban Reads

New York Approves Ride-hailing Fee

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Urban Reads: $100 Million for Atlanta Transit
Urban Reads

$100 Million for Atlanta Transit

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Urban Reads: Uber Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian
Urban Reads

Uber Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian

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Urban Reads: Hudson River Tunnel Blockade
Urban Reads

Hudson River Tunnel Blockade

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Urban Reads: Austin’s Version of “Dense Development”
Urban Reads

Austin’s Version of “Dense Development”

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Urban Reads: Time To Tax Ride-Hailing?
Urban Reads

Time To Tax Ride-Hailing?

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Urban Reads: Portland’s Future Skyscrapers
Urban Reads

Portland’s Future Skyscrapers

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Urban Reads: Cape Town is Running Out of Water
Urban Reads

Cape Town is Running Out of Water

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Urban Reads: Trump Infrastructure Plan Leaks
Urban Reads

Trump Infrastructure Plan Leaks

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Urban Reads: Apple Plans New Corporate Campus
Urban Reads

Apple Plans New Corporate Campus

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Urban Reads: $13 Billion In New Transit
Urban Reads

$13 Billion In New Transit

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Urban Reads: Trump Administration Denies Gateway Tunnel Deal
Urban Reads

Trump Administration Denies Gateway Tunnel Deal

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Urban Reads: What Does Gentrification Mean?
Urban Reads

What Does Gentrification Mean?

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Urban Reads: In Toronto the Streetcar is King
Urban Reads

In Toronto the Streetcar is King

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Urban Reads: Are Cities Giving Up On Housing?
Urban Reads

Are Cities Giving Up On Housing?

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Urban Reads: The Retail Apocalypse
Urban Reads

The Retail Apocalypse

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Urban Reads: Congestion Pricing For New York City?
Urban Reads

Congestion Pricing For New York City?

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Urban Reads: A Land Value Tax?
Urban Reads

A Land Value Tax?

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Urban Reads: The Cost of Sprawl
Urban Reads

The Cost of Sprawl

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Urban Reads: The Shadow Transit Agency
Urban Reads

The Shadow Transit Agency

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Urban Reads: A Day Without Cars
Urban Reads

A Day Without Cars

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Urban Reads: Trouble In The Housing Market?
Urban Reads

Trouble In The Housing Market?

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Urban Reads: Should Amazon Choose Denver?
Urban Reads

Should Amazon Choose Denver?

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Urban Reads: Millennials Moving To The Burbs?
Urban Reads

Millennials Moving To The Burbs?

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Urban Reads: Rise of The Night Mayor
Urban Reads

Rise of The Night Mayor

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Urban Reads: No Toll Road For Texas
Urban Reads

No Toll Road For Texas

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Urban Reads: Denver’s New Redlining
Urban Reads

Denver’s New Redlining

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Urban Reads: Let Liberal Cities Be Themselves
Urban Reads

Let Liberal Cities Be Themselves

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Urban Reads: A Subway Crisis, Mall Lots and Laser Data
Urban Reads

A Subway Crisis, Mall Lots and Laser Data

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Urban Reads: We Are All Las Vegas
Urban Reads

We Are All Las Vegas

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Urban Reads: The Lyft Bus, NIMBYs, and More
Urban Reads

The Lyft Bus, NIMBYs, and More

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Urban Reads: Congestion Pricing and Unwanted McMansions
Urban Reads

Congestion Pricing and Unwanted McMansions

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Urban Reads: Uber Subsidies and Driverless Vehicles
Urban Reads

Uber Subsidies and Driverless Vehicles

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Urban Reads: Subways, Stadiums and the Return to Cities
Urban Reads

Subways, Stadiums and the Return to Cities

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Urban Must Reads: Obama’s Library, Seattle’s Transit and an Insane Bus System
Urban Must Reads

Obama’s Library, Seattle’s Transit and an Insane Bus System

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Urban Must Reads: Bad Police Data and More Light Rail
Urban Must Reads

Bad Police Data and More Light Rail

The first installment in our new city-focused column.