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    We’re Launching a Podcast! Meet City Rising

    Pssst. We have a secret that’s out of the bag.

    If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen pics of us in the studio or teasing our new project.

    Meet City Rising Podcast

    Meet City Rising, a podcast that compares how different cities are approaching sustainability and climate solutions. City Rising is co-hosted by me, Julie Hancher, and my friend Brady Halligan, formerly of the GREEN Program. It totally made sense to partner with Brady on this series – this is just one reason: City Rising co-hosts Julie & Brady

    Together, we take turns interviewing guests from various cities to discuss how our environment is connecting people, planet and creates future opportunities. We each explore one topic (for example, green buildings) for two episodes, interviewing two guests from two different cities working on the issue. In each episode, you’ll hear one of those interviews along with practical tips to become a little more sustainable.

    We’ve been in the studio over the summer working on the podcast, so have season one ready for you.

    Season 1 topics of city rising include:

    • How are cities combatting carbon? Join us for Office of Sustainability comparisons with Philadelphia’s Director of Sustainability Christine Knapp and Orlando’s Director of Sustainability Chris Castro.
    • Reimagining the way we design our urban built environment with Philadelphia’s Green Building United Alex Dews and Pittsburgh’s Green Building Alliance Angelica Ciranni.

    Stay tuned for more exciting upcoming topics and guests!

    When does the first episode of City Rising come out?

    Episodes will drop weekly on Wednesdays starting October 3rd. 

    To celebrate, we’re hosting a breakfast meet and greet on Wednesday, October 3rd. Join Brady and me at WeWork 1601 Market from 8:30 – 10 AM. RSVP here.

    How do I Listen to A Podcast?

    Not sure how to listen to a podcast? This cute video by Ira Glass shows you the basics based on my first fav podcast, Serial. (Thanks to our friend Hillary Rea from Rashomon for suggesting this tutorial and sharing this video first.) 

    Listen to the City Rising Trailer

    You can listen to our Trailer here, or via an app, your Alexa or Google device, or many other places.

    Subscribe to City Rising Podcast

    City Rising is TOTALLY free to listen to! You can hit the subscribe buttons below to get notifications of when new episodes are available on your smartphone or whatever device you listen to podcasts on.

    Listen on Google Play Music

    Subscribe to City Rising on Apple PodcastsGoogleSpotify, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts.




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    Julie Hancher

    About Julie Hancher

    Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake.

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