PODCAST: Making Beautiful Communities with Dave Amos

Door County Pulse Podcasts · Making Beautiful Communities with Dave Amos

For five years Cal Poly professor Dave Amos has been making complex planning and zoning topics interesting and even fun through his YouTube channel, CityBeautiful. The Sturgeon Bay native joins Myles Dannhausen Jr. for a conversation about what makes a beautiful neighborhood. 

What makes a neighborhood walkable? What role do trees play in making great public spaces? Should we get rid of parking minimums? Do wider roads make for safer communities? How does single-family zoning drive up the cost of housing? Amos touches on all these topics and more in this episode and dives in even deeper in his video series, which we urge you to explore here>> 

If you don’t know where to start, here are five of Myles’s favorite episodes:

The Surprising Reason Small Towns Are Disappearing

How to Design A Great Street

The Case Against Single Family Zoning

An Ode to Street Trees

Residential Streets Are Too wide, Here’s Why