This week on Smart City are people who have big plans for transforming their cities. Ned Hill is the Vice President of Economic Development at Cleveland State. He’s combining the Cleveland area’s history, talent and expertise to create the District of Design. This district would take a concentrated area of downtown Cleveland and transform it into the industrial design capital of the U.S.

We’ll also speak with James Corner and Laura Adams from Shelby Farms Park. Shelby Farms is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Located in Memphis Tenn., the park is more than five times larger than Central Park in New York City. James Corner is the winner of the park’s design competition. Laura Adams is the Deputy Director of the Shelby Farms Coservancy, a not-for-profit organiztion that was established to plan the future of the park.

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, president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, 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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