Co-Executive Director Nisha Baliga and Senior Project Manager Jimena Veloz recently joined the “Flash Forward” podcast to discuss Hester Street’s The Power & Proximity of Code Enforcement report and our work on Cities RISE.

On the episode – titled “Can We Conquer Fire?” – Nisha and Jimena discussed the ways equitable code enforcement can improve building safety, as well as the negative consequences of inequitable code enforcement.

Thank you again to “Flash Forward” – especially Associate Producer Julia Llinas Goodman – for having us on the podcast as we traveled to a future where fire is completely safe for humans!


About “Flash Forward”
“Flash Forward” is a critically acclaimed podcast about the future. In each episode, host Rose Eveleth takes on a possible (or not so possible) future scenario — everything from the existence of artificial wombs, to what would happen if space pirates dragged a second moon to Earth. What would the warranty on a sex robot look like? How would diplomacy work if we couldn’t lie? Could there ever be a black market for fecal transplants? (Complicated, it wouldn’t, and yes, respectively, in case you’re curious.) By combining audio drama and deep reporting, Flash Forward gives listeners an original and unique window into the future, how likely different scenarios might be, and how to prepare for what might come.