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The Decline of American Cities: Lewis Mumford's 'The City in History'

Friday, November 23, 2012

WNYC

"Like a stopped clock," the author Lewis Mumford asserts in this 1961 appearance at a Books and Authors Luncheon, he has been exactly right twice.  

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A Conflicted Portrait of Robert Moses,'The Builder for Democracy'

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WNYC

"I'm not an author. I'm merely a victim" is the unwittingly prescient opening statement from Robert Moses at this 1952 Books and Authors Luncheon. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Global Urban Design

Friday, October 05, 2012

New York Magazine design editor Wendy Goodman joins us to talk about New York Magazine’s new Global Urban Design issue.

EVENT: New York Magazine and Dwell will host the ticketed City Modern home tours this weekend.

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The Takeaway

Public Transportation is a Civil Right, Say Advocates. And the White House Agrees

Monday, April 26, 2010

Earlier this year, the Obama administration made a critical change in the way it would fund public transportation. In a break with the Bush Administration, it scrutinized new projects based on whether they increased the "livability" of local communities. In the San Francisco Bay Area, this resulted in the quick, and shocking loss of funding for a proposed train line to the Oakland Airport. 

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The Takeaway

As Rescue Efforts in Haiti Wind Down, the Rebuilding Challenge Just Begins

Monday, January 25, 2010

It's been almost two weeks since the 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti and the government has formally called an end to the search and rescue efforts. The focus of relief will soon shift from treating the wounded survivors to embarking on the long slog of rebuilding a collapsed city. We get an update on the overall situation there and then we examine how other cities dealt with reconstruction challenges after a disaster like this.

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