With the massive population growths, cities are facing enormous challenges especially with housing, building climate resilience, transportation networks, and addressing the needs of working people. How are cities facing these challenges? We discuss the 21st Century city. [ dur: 32mins. ]
- Stephen M. Wheeler (Steve) is Professor in the Landscape Architecture Program of the Department of Human Ecology at U.C. Davis. He is the co-author of Re-imagining Sustainable Cities: Creating Equitable, Healthy, and Ecological Communities (with Christina D. Rosan) and author of Climate Change and Social Ecology: A New Perspective on the Climate Challenge.
- Carmen Sirianni is Morris Hillquit Professor of Labor and Social Thought and Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Public Policy at Brandeis University. He is the author of Sustainable Cities in American Democracy, Civic Engagement in American Climate Policy: Collaborative Models and an upcoming publication on Civic Democracy and Climate Action: Engagement and Policy for a Resilient America.
Across the US, many cities are grappling with an enormous housing crisis, as homelessness reaches unprecedented levels. What are the causes and what can be done to be sure people have adequate housing? [ dur: 26mins. ]
- Luis Quintero is Assistant Professor at John Hopkins Carey Business School. He co-directs the Latin American and the Caribbean Economics Association (LACEA) urban economics network. He is the co-author of Measuring the Value of Rent Stabilization and Understanding its Implications for Racial Inequality: Evidence from New York City and Cities and Productivity: Evidence from 16 Latin American and Caribbean Countries.
This program is produced by Doug Becker, Ankine Aghassian, Maria Armoudian and Sudd Dongre.