Imagine a Learning City where everything – literally everything – is turned into an opportunity to teach something new and all day, everyday is considered a teachable moment.

Kevin Crowley is director of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out of School Environments, and he and his team have been working on turning the urban environment into one big classroom. Students at UPCLOSE work closely with community partners, including the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Mattress Factory, The Warhol Museum, and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh to help them think about how visitors use, talk about, and learn from their exhibitions.

Also with us is Ken Hughes whose Blueprint for Santa Fe’s sustainability is becoming a model for cities around the world. Ken is a member of the Sierra Club’s Building Healthy Communities Committee and a Knight Fellow in Community Building at the University of Miami. Ken is also chief planner for the state of New Mexico’s Department of Finance and Administration.

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