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Delivering During the Pandemic: A Day in the Life of a UPS Driver

Phil Hanrahan

Beloved by his customers, Greg Watkins has been a UPS delivery driver for 25 years. Find out how this essential worker is navigating through record delivery volumes.


Logistics City: A Q&A With Laetitia Dablanc

Urban planner Laetitia Dablanc discusses logistics hotels, supply chain sustainability, and the future of urban logistics in the face of explosive and growing demand for freight.

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Mark Falcone on Rome, Housing, and Local Distinction

The founder of Continuum Partners—a famed community-first property development firm—talks innovations, observations, & global tech homogeneity.

Movember Canada Country Director Todd Minerson


Physical Distance, Social Connection: An Interview With Movember’s Todd Minerson

Hannah Swinkin

Todd Minerson wanted to be an income tax lawyer. Now, he’s changing the face of men’s health at Movember, the world’s #1 men’s health fundraiser.

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Mera Rubell on Art, iPhones, and Compassionate Communities

Philanthropist and patron of the Miami arts scene Mera Rubell talks building better communities and living in the now.

Deuki Hong - The Sunday Family


Deuki Hong on Being His Sunday Best

Michael Bonadies

Sunday Bird’s executive chef/owner is a pro at creating great food and warm experiences. But operating a not-for-profit business? That’s a whole different ball game—and it comes with a side of spam musubi.

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Michael Osadon on Progress (& Problems) in the Digital Age

Michael Osadon, co-founder of last-mile delivery innovator Bond, talks technology, Tel Aviv, and helping each other out.

CEO's George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg


Creative CEO: George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg on Decision-Making and Noble Pursuits

The CEOs behind international interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg talk business and creativity with Rana Florida.

Headshot of urbanist and museum curator Adam Lerner


Adam Lerner on the Russian Revolution, Rock ‘n Roll, and the Real Crisis

With over 20 years as a renowned curator, Adam Lerner knows a thing or two about the intersection of life and art.

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Climate Action on the Urban Front: Toward Greener, Healthier, More Resilient Cities

Phil Hanrahan

The Aspen Institute’s Greg Gershuny tells us about what’s new in the fight against climate change and how cities are helping to make the difference.

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