Friday, March 27, 2009

This Week On Smart City: Making The Most Of The Century Of The City

A century ago, only one in 10 people lived in an urban environment.  Now, a majority of us calls a city home.  Darren Walker brings us a fascinating global perspective on the Century of the City, the title of the new book from the Rockefeller Foundation that details strategies for creating livable cities in developing nations and the U.S.

Fundamental to any city is its infrastructure. Our guests Michael Singer and Nancy Rutledge Connery spotlight their recent publication: "Infrastructure and Community:  How we can live with what sustains us."   Michael is a noted artist whose designs for big complicated works projects are as beautiful as they are functional.

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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