Friday, July 13, 2007

This Week On Smart City: Urban Design Kudos

Good urban design is central to any city's success. This week's guests are shaping cities in important ways by making and celebrating good design.

Simeon Bruner is founder of the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, a national award for urban places, and this year's Gold Medal winner is the Pittsburgh Children's Museum and Family District. We'll talk to Simeon about the competition and the projects recognized this year.

Also with us is Margi Nothard, designer of an outstanding new public space in Hollywood, Florida - ArtsPark at Young Circle - which may define a whole new category of urban amenity.

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.

In Memphis, Smart City is broadcast on WKNO FM, 91.1, at 9 a.m. Sundays. It is also webcast and podcast at the Smart City website, which also has a listing of broadcast times in other cities and the sign up for a weekly newsletter.

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