It is the university on the hill, overlooking a city in transition.  Once, the town and gown divide was palpable but today, suffering from industrial decline and trying to make a comeback, the city of Syracuse is depending on Syracuse University to help remake the city.

Key to that effort is Marilyn Higgins, Vice President of Community Engagement and Economic Impact at Syracuse University, and she is our guest on this episode of Smart City.

Smart City is an hour-long 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.

It is webcast from its website and where you can sign up for the podcast.