I don’t agree with everything J.H. Kunstler says, but he is entertaining and gives us a great reverse perspective on America. This is a short montage of some of the podcasts to come in 2010.
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New surveys are out on the world’s most livable cities. The places you’d really like to be to raise a family, enjoy life, start a business, savor days and nights and, well, there’s hardly an American city in sight.
The top 25 from the Economist’s Intelligence Unit finds Vancouver, Canada at the top of the list with Vienna, Melbourne, Helsinki, Osaka close behind.
And not a single American city. Pittsburgh sneaks in at 29. Monocle magazine gives Zurich top honors. And Copenhagen, Tokyo. Only Honolulu makes it from the USA. What’s up?
Futurist Peter Schwartz leads a diverse panel discussing the building of green communities in China and throughout the world.
They explore how to make a city that is environmentally sustainable, economically feasible, and culturally appealing.
Janera hosts a Conversation with Robin Chase, Founder of Zipcar and C.E.O. of GoLoco, and Vijay Vaitheeswaran, award-winning correspondent for The Economist and an authority on the future of energy.
The future of transportation touches on some of today’s most pressing issues: How do we balance long-term and short-term priorities? Should the environment take a backseat to the recession?
What will future forms of ride-sharing, car-sharing, and public transportation look like? How can you be a Global Nomad without leaving a gigantic carbon footprint?
Subdivisions. Industrial Parks. Strip Malls. Gridlock. Sprawl is socially unequal, environmentally irresponsible, and aesthetically ugly. Right? In this hour of To the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll look at the costs and – YES – the benefits of suburban sprawl. Because maybe, just maybe, sprawl is a good thing.
Joel Hirschhorn is a critic of sprawl. Robert Bruegmann thinks sprawl is very American way to live. Photographer Edward Burtynsky documented Chinese industrial zones, and film maker Jennifer Baichwal documented the trip. Tom Perrotta’s novels feature life in the suburbs.