The Power of Cities
Thursday, June 20, 2013
This interview originally aired live on June 20, 2013. An edited version was re-aired on August 9, 2013 as part of a special episode of The Brian Lehrer Show.
Do we need to become a country of "trains, trees, and towers?" Vishaan Chakrabarti, director of Columbia University's Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE) and author of the new book A Country of Cities: A Manifest for an Urban America, discusses why he thinks "density is destiny", and how cities can solve the world's major problems.