This week our guests are from Fayetteville, Arkansas and the City of New York – two very different communities in many ways. But they are both seeking better solutions for land use and transportation.

Dan Coody is Mayor of Fayetteville who has a startlingly progressive vision for a mid-size city in Arkansas that shares a region with Wal-Mart. First elected in November, 2000, Dan is serving his second term as Mayor. Prior to his election, Mayor Coody was involved in a number of projects, including the development of a unique residential subdivision in the area that received the city’s award for tree preservation.

Robert Paaswell is a much heralded transportation executive who is challenging the usual solutions to congestion. Robert is Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York and Director of the University Transportation Research Center, Region II, a federally funded center that provides research and training to transportation professionals.

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