This week on Smart City, we’re talking about big ideas and big change.

First we’ll talk with Tim Brown, CEO of the design firm IDEO.  His new book, Change By Design, shows how the techniques and strategies of design are valuable in most any endeavor.  Tim will tell us how to use “Design Thinking” to approach a whole host of challenges — including those in cities.

And…from World War 2, to the moon landing, America has a long history of great achievements.  And yet. it seems we have lost faith in the ability of government to get things done.  We’ll talk  with  William Eggers and John O’Leary about their new book “If We Can Put A Man On the Moon” and what gets in the way of getting big things done in government.

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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