Friday, July 10, 2009

This Week On Smart City: Creative Ecologies And Families

What's the right habitat for for nurturing and hatching new ideas? John Howkins has spent a lifetime answering that question. His earlier work documented the rise of the creative economy and his latest book, "Creative Ecologies," proposes a new approach to making a supportive environment for creativity and ideas.

Rod Frantz was on the forefront of developing the Creative Class Movement, but now he and his wife Marcy have turned their attention from the creative class to creative families. They've written a book called "The Yes Child," and we'll talk to them about what it means to build a family culture.

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.