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Central Standard

The New American City

We're live from the Kauffman Center at the CityAge, New American City Conference as part of a double bill featuring Central Standard and Up To Date.

We're joined by Tim Duggan, senior landscape architect at the Make it Right Foundation and Simon O’Byrne, Vice President of urban planning at Stantec to talk about urban renewal, why it's critical to city success and just how to achieve it.

According to the United Nations Fund for Population Activities in 2008, for the first time in human history, more people live in cities and towns than in the countryside. This demographic shift has been worldwide, most prominently in Asia and Africa, but also in America.  

While this provides great opportunities for our communities, it also presents very real challenges. Specifically, how do we build strong communities as cities grow rapidly?  How do we nurture the original neighborhoods into thriving centers of commerce, art, education and fulfillment?  

Tim Duggan of the Make it Right Foundation and Simon O'Byrne of Stantec will explore the opportunities and success that have helped transform American cities.

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Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer, Media Training Manager and now the Community Engagement Manager at KCUR. You can reach him at Matthew@kcur.org, or on Twitter @MLMIndustries.