Every city seems to have at least some ambition linked to creativity. It may be expressed as the creative class, innovation, the creative industries or the creative city. Colin Jackson who runs Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts in Calgary has been wrestling with these concepts as he considers a major new expansion. We’ll talk to Colin about the role a center like his can play as the nexus of creativity for its community.
And we’ll catch up with Bill Lennertz about the maturing role charrettes are playing in the planning and design of communities. Bill is co-founder of the National Charrette Institute, where he is also a lead facilitator and trainer.
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.
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