WAMU here in the DC area recently aired a couple of programs that probed some of the topics we’ve discussed a lot in our Towns and Cities discussions. The first is from a relatively new public affairs show, Latitudes, recently focused on “Affordable Housing, Livable Communities.” The program explored “ideas for creating housing that is affordable, healthy, an adapted to the needs of communities — from India to Sweden to the United States.” You can hear the audio at the link above.
The second is a recent episode of Diane Rehm’s show, which hosted a discussion of America’s Shrinking Cities. You can find the audio and a transcript at the link. Most of the conversation focused on Detroit and other mid-western cities. This topic of managing urban change, especially as industries and populations change, has been a constant theme of our project discussions.