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From Suburbs to Cities: Design for a Better Future

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Norman Garrick.

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

Tucker Ives is WNPR's morning news producer.
Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.
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