Sunday, May 17, 2009

This Week On Smart City: Cities - Global And Green

Smart City takes global perspective on the secrets of successful cities and a peek at the truth about green jobs in America.

Christopher Choa is an architect and urban designer and a principal at EDAW, a design firm that values the relationship between people and their environment. Chris joins us from London to talk about the design of a successful city and what we can learn from the construction boom happening in cities in the Middle East.

And we'll speak with Joan Fitzgerald, Director of the Law, Policy, and Society Program at Northeastern University in Boston. She's studied how U.S. and Western European cities are addressing the interrelated issues of global warming, energy dependence and opportunities for green economic development. Joan is challenging the enthusiasm about green jobs and says there will be fewer than we expect if we don't recapture the manufacturing side of renewables. She's also the author of the forthcoming book, "Emerald Cities: Linking Sustainability and Climate Change."

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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