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Seg. 1: Tenant Bill Of Rights | Seg. 2: Smart Growth For KC

Segment 1: KC Tenants will introduce a set of guidelines and protections for tenant-landlord disputes.

Since February, a Kansas City tenants group has been pushing for safe, fair, affordable housing for all. Their latest efforts have been drafting and garnering support for a tenant bill of rights, which they will present to City Council on Thursday.

  • Tara Raghuveer, director, KC Tenants
  • Tiana Caldwell, tenant leader, KC Tenant

Segment 2, starting at 29:20: Why new construction isn't necessarily a sign of healthy growth.

A new fiscal assessment of Kansas City could provide a roadmap for future development that would be financially responsible, and resilient. In lieu of new construction projects in ever-expanding ring communities, reinvesting in existing urban core resources would be key.

  • Joe Minicozzi, urban planner and principal, Urban3
  • Chuck Marohn, civil engineer, founder and president, Strong Towns

Joe Minicozzi and Chuck Marohn will present "Smart Growth in Kansas City: How? Where?" at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri 64112. RSVP at KCLibrary.org.

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.
As culture editor, I oversee KCUR’s coverage of race, culture, the arts, food and sports. I work with reporters to make sure our stories reflect the fullest view of the place we call home, so listeners and readers feel primed to explore the places, projects and people who make up a vibrant Kansas City. Email me at luke@kcur.org.