The Urbanist

Historic preservation, cycling and 100 Resilient Cities

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6 October 2016

Episode 260

30 minutes


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We talk to Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, about the quest to revitalise historic buildings in the US. Plus: architecture’s influence on the way we learn, cycling in Hong Kong and part two of our interview with Michael Berkowitz, president of 100 Resilient Cities.

6 October 2016

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‘The Past and Future City’: historic preservation

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With more and more families and young people choosing to live in historical neighbourhoods, the quest to revitalise older buildings in US cities has become paramount. This is the starting point of a new book called ‘The Past and Future City’ by Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Paul Zimmerman and cycling in Hong Kong

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Cycling has a solid base of enthusiasts in Hong Kong but for many it’s still not a common mode of transport. Will it ever be possible for the city to have a Citi Bike or Vélib’ equivalent? We speak to Paul Zimmerman, a Dutch-born district councillor who has lived in the city since 1984.

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Kevin Seltzer: can architecture impact how we learn?

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The recently completed Jackman Law Building at the University of Toronto has consolidated the previously dispersed Faculty of Law into one building that features a dramatic glass-and-nickel façade. B+H Architects principal Kevin Seltzer joins us to discuss the impact that architecture can have on education and how spaces influence our behaviour.

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Michael Berkowitz, president of 100 Resilient Cities

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The second part of our interview with Michael Berkowitz, the managing director and president of 100 Resilient Cities. Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, it is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient.

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