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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.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.