Season 3 of Transforming Cities to premiere soon

Transforming Cities

Aug 2019

The third season of the Transforming Cities podcast will soon be live! Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher.

Our Transforming Cities podcast was created with the goal of prompting new conversation and insight around the urban industry. Since its inception, Transforming Cities has been able to tell the stories of almost 20 individuals across the CRE and urban landscape. Podcast listeners have gotten to know these thought leaders both professionally and personally, giving them much more to take away than the average sound bite.

These conversations with thought leaders has led to a greater awareness of how urban space is evolving at all levels. One of the most impactful ways we can learn about urban space is through talented people first hand. Because there isn’t a lot of free flowing spoken content in the CRE and urban space, Authentic Form & Function felt the tug to ensure everyone could learn and grow from these stories that us and thought leaders are able to share.

Because of this, we are excited to announce the arrival of the next season!

Season Three

We are thrilled to bring another season of creating connections and building a wider understanding of the urban space for our audience. Starting Monday, August 12th, we will be releasing episodes every other week. Here is a rundown of the guests featured this season.

Episode 1 – Tim Gokhman, Director at New Land Enterprises

New Land Enterprises is a boutique, pioneering real estate development firm specializing in mixed-use residential and commercial real estate.

Episode 2 – Bryant Palmer, Founder and Chief Storyteller at Oh Hey Creative

Oh Hey Creative is a boutique marketing and communications firm that specializes in opening food halls and telling the stories of small businesses.

Episode 3 – Harry Spetnagel, Senior Associate and Design Director at Gensler

Spetnagel has directed the design, documentation, and implementation of award-winning branded environment and wayfinding projects for several regional and national clients in the retail, hospitality, entertainment and professional services industries over the last 13 years.

Episode 4– Andrew Howard, Co-Founder and Director of Team Better Block

Howard is one of the original founders of the Build a Better Block project. Alongside his neighbors he built the first two Better Blocks in Dallas, Texas and pioneered the idea of using pop up demonstrations as an urban planning method.

Episode 5 – Sam Rosen, Co-founder and CEO of Deskpass

Deskpass is a membership platform that provides access to hundreds of coworking spaces across the country. Rose also founded One Design Company - a digital branding firm based in Chicago, and opened The Coop, the first coworking space in Chicago.

Episode 6 – Aaron Roseth and Ann Fritz, Partners at ESG Architecture and Design

ESG Architecture and Design is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Roseth has been with the company for 14 years and was made president in 2017. Fritz joined ESG as an intern in 2004, the same year as Roseth, and is currently the Director of Interior Design.

Authentic F&F is a digital studio helping developers, architects, planners, and designers launch innovative urban projects. Our services combine broad technical capabilities with a diligent creative process. Our dynamic team assists with all types of digital projects–websites, apps, e-commerce, and custom builds–in addition to the Amplify platform.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

If you’d like to have your say on Transforming Cities, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us at info@authentic.com.

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