Smart City is talking to the executive producers of the Sundance channel series Brick City. Brick City is a five-part documentary series that fans out in Newark, New Jersey, to capture the daily drama of a community striving to become a better, safer and stronger place to live. The show follows the lives of the citizens of Newark including its mayor, Cory Booker as they work to re-make their city.
And we’ll have a conversation with the mind behind the blog The Urbanophile. Aaron Renn is a leading urban affairs thinker and strategist in the midwest and his blog, The Urbanophile is a must read for people who are about cities. We’ll talk to Aaron’s about everything from city branding to the urban pecking order.
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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