Saturday, August 29, 2009

This Week On Smart City: New Bohemia And New Philadelphia

Bohemia is no longer a small and embattled refuge for society's weirdoes and starving artists. According to Vanderbilt professor Richard Lloyd, it is now an established district in every medium-sized city that drives up real estate prices. He calls it "Neo-Bohemia," and we'll talk to him about his book on the topic, Neo-Bohemia: Art and Commerce in the Postindustrial City, and find out how cities are promoting these districts as a lifestyle amenity.

We'll also talk with Rich Bendis who is working to turn Philadelphia's creative economy into an international development asset for the city as head of Innovation Philadelphia, a public/private partnership dedicated to increasing the region's entrepreneurial capacity and positioning the city as a leader in the global knowledge economy.

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.