URBAN CONSULATE PRESENTS

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"Cities change. It is in their nature. Those which stop changing stop being cities. Cities that change entirely though, cease to be themselves." —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

Everywhere we go, people are talking about how their cities are changing. They're excited about new places, or they're worried about displacementoften both, in the same conversation. 

How do we make sure urban change benefits all? We sat down with smart people in three great American citiesDetroit, Philadelphia & New Orleansto get their take.



EPISODE 1

Traveling chef and writer Tunde Wey visits three citiesDetroit, Philadelphia & New Orleansto talk to people on the front lines of urban change, and find out what's going on in their communities.

EPISODE 2

The conversation continues with Lauren Hood and Tom Brennan in Detroit, Thaddeus Squire and Dwayne Wharton in Philadelphia, and Rashida Govan and Claire Nelson in New Orleans.

EPISODE 3

Are we hopeful for the future? How do we balance preservation & progress as cities grow? Tunde Wey asks for ideas and solutions to ensure that urban change benefits all.


F E A T U R I N G

 Tunde Wey,  host & narrator

Tunde Wey, host & narrator


C R E D I T S

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Lauren Hood, Live6 Alliance

Tom Brennan, Green Garage & El Moore

Dwayne Wharton, The Food Trust

Thaddeus Squire, CultureWorks Philadelphia

Rashida Govan, Butterfly Project

Tunde Wey, LAGOS

Claire Nelson, Urban Consulate

 

With words from

Adam Gopnik, David Simon & Jane Jacobs

Produced by

Claire Nelson & Tunde Wey

Edited by

Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman

Camera Crew

Benjamin Friedman & Oren Goldenberg (Detroit)

Lee Fritz & Jenna Morse (New Orleans)

Meredith Edlow (Philadelphia)

 

MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation


M E D I A  K I T

Copyright 2017 Urban Consulate


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C O N V E R S A T I O N

 

"Our cities were not designed and built for equity.

It is incumbent on us to take what we have and make them better."

—Mayor Betsy Hodges, Minneapolis

 

What changes are making your city better? What more could we do?

Share your thoughts using hashtag

#UrbanChange