Sunday, August 09, 2009

This Week On Smart City: The Value Of Walking And Technology

This week on Smart City, we'll have a conversation with our favorite economist, Joe Cortright of Impresa Consulting. He'll talk to us about a new study title "Walking the Walk" that shows how homes in more walkable neighborhoods are more valuable than those in more car-dependent neighborhoods.

And we'll talk to Susanne Dirks from IBM. The company recently released its first "Smarter Cities" study about the ways in which technology can help cities lead the way to a prosperous and sustainable future.

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.