This week’s classic Smart City is a repeat of a show that first aired on April 26, 2003.

Brussels-based consultant Robert Palmer works on city change and cultural planning in more than 20 countries. He’s learned what it takes to transform cities all over the world from also-rans to stand-outs. He’ll share his lessons for cities on the next Smart City.

We’ll also talk to Robert Atkinson. He is Vice-President and Director of the Technology and New Economy Project at The Progressive Policy Institute and was one of the earliest to advance the idea of a “new economy.” We’ll ask Rob whether there was ever anything “new” about the economy, or if “new” was simply an illusion.

Smart City is a syndicated, weekly hour-long public radio talk show that takes an in-depth look at urban life: the people, places, ideas and trends that affect us all. Host Carol Coletta talks with national and international public policy experts, economists, business leaders, artists, developers, planners and others on the pulse of city life for a penetrating discussion on urban issues.

Smart City is broadcast at 6 a.m. Saturday and Sundays on WKNO-FM, but it is also webcast and podcast. For the webcast, times for the broadcast in other cities and to sign up for the podcast, visit the website.