President-elect Barack Obama has begun discussing the details of his economic stimulus plan. This week we’ll talk to two experts from Canada who have some smart ideas on public investments for the long term. Anthony Perl is the Director of the Urban Studies program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. He as also co-written an exciting book called Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil. He’ll talk about his radical prescription for the world’s transportation systems, and what the world will look like, after peak oil.

And we’ll stay north of the border and speak with the President and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute, Glen Murray. He’s here to tell us about his experiences as the Mayor of Winnepeg, and how investing in sprawling infrastructure will cost more in the long run.

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