Technology has given birth to a new place, according to Dalton Conley, author of the new book, Elsewhere USA. In it, he describes the way the American social landscape has changed from the 1950’s ideal of a split between work and home, to a constantly connected 24-hour economy.

He’ll tell us what it means to combine work with leisure, and investment with consumption. And we’ll speak with John Norquist of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He’ll tell us about trends that are shaping urban
development world wide and how the way our streets are laid out affects our daily lives.

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.

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