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Today on Where We Live, a look at how we build and live in our cities. What kind of development makes for better city living and what, if any, expansion makes sense in this time of economic contraction? We'll explore the major urban renewal effort of the 1950's and 60's in New Haven and we'll talk with Professor Tim Roan about legendary architecht Paul Rudolph, whose projects for New Haven and Yale changed the face of a Connecticut City. Also joining us is Yale Professor Douglas Rae to discuss the history and the future of urban dwelling. Does the economic crisis threaten the development of renewed, mixed-use, urban centers or does it instead provide us with a golden opportunity to stop the building for a moment and think hard about what the cities of the future should look like? Leave your questions and comments below.
*Note: This program originally aired on January 5, 2009.
Saving Our Cities/ Saving the Land: The 2nd Urbanism Film Series continues tonight in New Haven at 5:30. This year's films evoke a sense of city life at the height of the urban age before the effects of suburban sprawl and deindustrialization.
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