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Seg. 1: Building Resilient Cities | Seg. 2: Effects Of Chronic Violence

Segment 1: Architects need to change the way they design buildings to adapt to the complex changes in our environment.

The benefits outweigh the costs when designing architecture that can withstand the effects of climate change, says one leading voice on the matter. Natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy and recent flooding throughout the Midwest show why cities need resilient design that also makes them quicker to recover.

Segment 2, beginning at 23:19: How sustained violence affects individuals in one of the most violent cities in America.

Too many residents of Chicago know too well that trauma from gun violence never goes away. After a summer spent chronicling some of their stories, one Peabody Award-winning journalist says more people are recognizing violence is a matter of public health, not just a policing issue.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.