The Urbanist

The state of US cities

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29 October 2020

Episode 474

30 minutes


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Former mayor of Washington Anthony Williams joins us to discuss the state of US cities as the country prepares for one of its most anticipated elections in decades.

29 October 2020

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Chapter 1

Anthony Williams, Part 1

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We discuss the state of US cities with the former mayor of Washington.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

The urban/rural divide

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Jonathan Rodden, Stanford political scientist and author of ‘Why Cities Lose’, explores how urban and rural voting patterns affect democracy in the US.

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Anthony Williams, Part 2

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We discuss the state of US cities with the former mayor of Washington.

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Climate change and cities

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Kathy Baughman McLeod of the Atlantic Council assesses how the administration’s response to climate change affects US cities.

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