How Developers Affect Communities

Real estate developers transform cities -- sometimes in ways we applaud, and other times in ways that make us cringe.
July 4, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Host Carol Colletta talks with several developers about the affect of developers on our communities and our lives on the Smart City radio show. Eve Picker is a developer working in downtown Pittsburgh. She is also an architect and urban designer. Her small projects that turn abandoned buildings into lofts have drawn praise for their fine design and Eve, for her tenacity in seeing them through.Legendary developer James Rouse is the subject of a new book by Josh Olsen. Rouse was the man behind many "firsts" in real estate: no money down mortgages on suburban homes, the shopping mall, new towns, and festival marketplaces. Josh will be here to talk about his new book on Rouse, "Better Places Better Lives." Listen live on the Web Saturdays at 8 a.m*. and Sundays at noon*. In Memphis and the Mid-South, tune into 91.1, WKNO FM, Sundays at 9 a.m., or on 88.9, WKNA FM, Saturdays at 8 a.m.* and Sundays at noon*. Or listen to archived shows online anytime.

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Friday, July 2, 2004 in Smart City
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