Urban Infrastructure

StudioTulsa
1:04 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Urban Planner Charles Marohn to Speak Soon in Tulsa at a "Walk to the Future" Event

Aired on Monday, October 6th.

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with urban planner and professional engineer Charles Marohn, who is also the president and founder of a nonprofit called Strong Towns. This organization works to help America's towns and cities to become financially resilient and economically strong -- and as is noted at the Strong Towns website: "Enduring prosperity cannot be artificially created from the outside but must be built from within, incrementally over time.

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StudioTulsa
1:35 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Jeff Stava of the George Kaiser Family Foundation: A Groundbreaking for A Gathering Place

Aired on Friday, September 19th.
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On this edition of ST, we speak with Jeff Stava of the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Stava is the project manager for A Gathering Place, the multimillion-dollar initiative of the Foundation that will -- after many months of planning and anticipation -- officially break ground in Tulsa near 31st Street and Riverside Drive tomorrow, Saturday the 20th, at noon, with the day's events actually beginning, come rain or shine, at 10am.

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StudioTulsa
5:02 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Getting to Know the Recently Formed Smart Growth Tulsa Coalition

Aired on Monday, July 28th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Bill Leighty, a longtime realtor in our community who's also served on the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, the City's Transportation Advisory Board, and its Land Use Task Force. Moreover, Leighty is the executive director of the Smart Growth Tulsa Coalition, which he tells us all about on today's program.

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StudioTulsa
1:47 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

"Hidden Cities: A Memoir of Urban Exploration" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Tuesday, July 2nd.

(Note: This show originally aired earlier this year.) If you're something of a daredevil, and further, if you've ever wondered what it'd be like to climb to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge --- or wander amid the catacombs beneath Paris, or maybe just take an up-close look at a "ghost station" within the far-reaching New York City subway system --- you might be a latent "urban explorer." Our guest is an active explorer of this sort; Moses Gates, who joins us by phone, is also an urban planner, a licensed New York City tour guide, and an assistant professor of demography at the Pratt Institute

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StudioTulsa
2:00 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

"The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Friday, June 28th.

On today's ST, which originally aired earlier this year, we speak with the journalist, author, and veteran urbanologist Alan Ehrenhalt, whose books include "The United States of Ambition" and "The Lost City." Ehrenhalt's latest book, "The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City," is now out in paperback. This book argues that the roles and characteristics of America's cities and suburbs are basically changing places with one another --- younger adults and affluent retirees are moving into the city, while immigrants and the less affluent are moving out to the 'burbs.

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StudioTulsa
5:19 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

"Hidden Cities: A Memoir of Urban Exploration"

Aired on Wednesday, March 27th.

If you're something of a daredevil, and further, if you've ever wondered what it'd be like to climb to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge --- or wander amid the catacombs beneath Paris, or maybe just take an up-close look at a "ghost station" within the far-reaching New York City subway system --- you might be a latent "urban explorer." Our guest on ST is an active explorer of this sort; Moses Gates, who joins us by phone, is also an urban planner, a licensed New York City tour guide, and an assistant professor of demography at the Pratt Institute.

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StudioTulsa
5:09 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

"The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City"

Aired on Friday, March 8th.

On today's ST, we speak by phone with the journalist, author, and veteran urbanologist Alan Ehrenhalt, whose books include "The United States of Ambition" and "The Lost City." Ehrenhalt's latest book, "The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City," is just out in paperback. This book argues that the roles and characteristics of America's cities and suburbs are basically changing places with one another --- younger adults and affluent retirees are moving into the city, while immigrants and the less affluent are moving out to the 'burbs.

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StudioTulsa
3:26 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

"Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Tuesday, November 13th.

(Note: This interview originally aired in August of this year.) The automobile thrived, of course --- in fact, it flourished --- in the 20th century. Especially in America, where entire cities were developed around the car. People bought houses, planned vacations, and chose their schools and supermarkets (and so forth) around their autos --- and we still do so today. But it seems highly unlikely that cars will have quite so great an influence on our lives (and our cities) in the 21st century. So, what's next?

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StudioTulsa
6:16 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Team Better Block: Urban Planning in Action...and at Street Level

Aired on Wednesday, November 7th.

In many cities across this country, urban planning initiatives are often celebrated for their fresh ideas or green principles, their small-town feeling or street-level appeal, their overall city-friendly yet neighborly vibe. But getting the folks in a given community to support urban planning goals before they have actually occurred is difficult to do --- mainly because such goals can seem too abstract, too hard to visualize or imagine.

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StudioTulsa
4:55 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

"Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile"

Aired on Monday, August 27th.

The automobile thrived, of course --- in fact, it flourished --- in the 20th century. Especially in America, where entire cities were developed around the car. People bought houses, planned vacations, and chose their schools and supermarkets (and so forth) around their autos --- and we still do so today, obviously. But it seems highly unlikely that cars will have quite so great an influence on our lives (and on cities) in the 21st century. So, what's next?

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