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Livable Cities: How Can Charlotte Learn From Cities Around the World? (Rebroadcast)

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Wednesday, December 30

As Charlotte has grown and changed, planners have been working to ensure that we remain a “livable city.”  We’ve been concentrating on walkability, bike lanes, greenways, etc. Officials even traveled to Europe to get a first-hand look at communities there. One expert says that a livable city is one where everything you need is within a 10-minute walk. We’ll hear more and you can decide if what he says is achievable here.

Originally aired October 16, 2015

Guest

Gil Penalosa - Founder and Chair of the Board of 8-80 Cities, a Canadian organization that promotes the ideals of livable cities and helps other cities become more livable