Friday, March 16, 2007

Calling Our Nation's Capital Home: Next On Smart City

Not too many years ago, our nation's capital was considered unsafe, unappealing, and generally unlivable. But today, everywhere you look, there are cranes in the air, and housing prices have soared as redevelopment and new building have made the district a very attractive market.

This week, we talk about Washington, D.C. as a place to live and do business with experts who are two of its major change agents.

John Hill is CEO of Federal City Council in Washington, D.C. John works to enhance the nation's capital by focusing the creative and administrative talents of Washington's business and professional leaders on major problems and opportunities that are facing the city.

Erik Bolog is managing partner of Tenacity Group, a Bethesda, Maryland-based vertically integrated real estate conglomerate that specializes in turning apartment dwellers into homeowners.

Smart City is a syndicated, weekly hour-long public radio talk show that takes an in-depth look at urban life: the people, places, ideas and trends that affect us all. Host Carol Coletta talks with national and international public policy experts, economists, business leaders, artists, developers, planners and others on the pulse of city life for a penetrating discussion on urban issues.

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