Mondays 104: New Cities, New Towns, New Trouble

January 24, 2022

We’re Han Solo this week on Mondays at the Overhead Wire!  We talk about Jennifer Homendy and the 94% rule, the need to stop fetishizing old buildings, Donald Shoup’s sidewalk fix, and how some non-profits and foundations are taking a greater governmental role as governments atrophy.

We also talk about moving the capital of Indonesia away from Jakarta, the future of underground cities, concrete block alternatives, and Fort Worth’s river redevelopment plan.

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