Published by fixBuffalo
on 4/02/2009 at 1:22 PM.
is a weekly, hour-long public radio talk show that takes an in-depth look at urban life, the people, places, ideas and trends shaping cities. Host Carol Coletta talks with national and international public policy experts, elected officials, economists, business leaders, artists, developers, planners and others for a penetrating discussion of urban issues.
- Technology has given birth to a new place, according to Dalton Conley, author of the new book Elsewhere, U.S.A.: How We Got from the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the Home Office, BlackBerry Moms, and Economic Anxiety. In it, he describes the way the American social landscape has changed from the 1950's ideal of a split between work and home, to a constantly connected 24-hour economy. He'll tell us what it means to combine work with leisure, and investment with consumption.
- And we'll speak with John Norquist of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He'll tell us about trends that are shaping urban development world wide and how the way our streets are laid out affects our daily lives.
There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask
of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served.
- Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) from The Death and Life of Great American Cities, 1961.
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