Evolving Cities

January 7, 2007
(was 01.01.2006)

Every sixty seconds a hundred and thirty new people show up in the world's cities. No one is building housing for them. No government is planning for them. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll explore the evolving city in a world of a billion squatters, with another billion on the way.

  1. Robert Neuwirth on "Shadow Cities"

    Robert Neuwirth tells Steve Paulson about the process by which people acquire and improve dwellings in the world's cities even when they don't own land.

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  2. Simon Winchester on "A Crack in the Edge of the World"

    Simon Winchester talks with Jim Fleming about the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

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  3. Andrea di Robilant on "A Venetian Affair"

    Andrea di Robilant is an Italian journalist from an old Venetian family who's made a novel out of the story contained in some letters from his family's attic.

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  4. John Berendt on "The City of Falling Angels"

    John Berendt tells Anne Strainchamps that Venice still feels like a stage set, and that Venetians still carry on in dramatic, even operatic ways.

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