Where We Live
9:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

From Suburbs to Cities: Design for a Better Future

In her first book The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, author Leigh Gallagher observes a growing trend in America’s housing landscape: fewer people are choosing to live in suburbs. This hour, Leigh joins us to explain some of the forces driving Americans out of suburbia, and give us a glimpse of what the post-cul-de-sac future might look like.

Later in the show, we talk to some Michigan researchers about the future of urban design in North America’s largest megaregion. It’s the subject of a new exhibit opening at the Yale School of Architecture later this month.

We also hear from a local professor whose new study takes a closer look at the relationship between street design and public health.

GUESTS:

  • Leigh Gallagher - Fortune magazine editor and author of The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving
  • Geoffrey Thün - Associate Professor of Architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan; Partner, Director Design Research at RVTR
  • Kathy Velikov - Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan; Principal at RVTR
  • Norman Garrick - Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut

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