Friday, February 06, 2009

Shrinking Cities Without Shrinking Ambitions

Why does one city succeed while another very similar city is left behind?

This week on Smart City we take a look at two such industrial towns, and we'll also examine the uncertain future of Cleveland.

Sean Safford is the author of the book Why the Garden Club Couldn't Save Youngstown: The Transformation of the Rust Belt" He'll tell us about the history of two former steel towns and how one succeeded while the other languished.

We'll also speak with Terry Schwartz of the Cleveland Urban Design Collective. She'll tell us about the unique challenges of redeveloping Cleveland and how she is using design to re-imagine the shrinking city.

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, president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, 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.

Smart City is broadcast at 6 a.m. Saturday and Sundays on WKNO-FM, but it is also webcast and podcast so you can listen to it anytime you like. For the webcast, times for the broadcast in other cities and to sign up for the podcast, visit our website.

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