Future of the American City

Future of the American City


Latest Episodes

Advocacy and Redevelopment
March 18, 2021

Melissa Dittmer is Chief Design Officer at Bedrock Detroit. She joins Charles Waldheim to discuss Bedrock’s work developing Detroit’s downtown.

Reconceiving the Waterfront
March 04, 2021

Mark Wallace is President and CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. He joins Charles Waldheim to discuss his work overseeing the transformation of Detroit’s riverfront.

Community Engaged Design
February 18, 2021

Ceara O’Leary is an architect and planner who works at the intersection of design and policy. She joins Charles Waldheim to discuss her work at the Detroit Collaborative Design Center.

Inverse Utopia
February 04, 2021

Albert Pope is an architect and urbanist whose research deals with the modern postwar city. He joins Charles Waldheim to discuss new and alternative approaches to urbanism in Detroit.

Windows of Opportunity
December 31, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Wolch is a Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley. She joins Charles Waldheim to discuss urban homelessness, food systems, and opportunities for innovation in Los Angeles.

Integrity and Affordability
December 17, 2020

Patrick Tighe is an architect interested in technology and building innovation. He joins Charles Waldheim to discuss his work on housing in Los Angeles.

Responsible Auteurism
December 03, 2020

Neil Denari is an architect interested in the tension and interplay between innovation, preservation, technology, and tradition. He joins Charles Waldheim to discuss his work in Los Angeles.

Advocacy by Design
November 19, 2020

Mia Lehrer is an urbanist and landscape designer interested in urban revitalization and sustainability. She joins Charles Waldheim to discuss community advocacy and her work on the LA River and sports stadia.

Housing as Lifestyle
November 05, 2020

Frances Anderton is an author and broadcaster who has long focused on covering design and architecture in Los Angeles. She joins Charles Waldheim to discuss what makes ‘home’ in Los Angeles.

The Hidden Logic of Cities
October 22, 2020

Roger Sherman is an architect and urbanist interested in the visible and invisible logic of cities. He joins Charles Waldheim to discuss new models for housing in Los Angeles and his work as Senior Director of Urban Strategy at Gensler.