Episode 124: Building a Great City


What does it take to build a truly great city? Does it mean building more efficient highways, or neighborhoods built like miniature cities, complete with restaurants, libraries and grocery stores? Or is building a great city about developing as much land as possible in order to increase both housing units and tax revenue? Maybe somewhere in between?

In this episode we sit down with John Olson, a urban design and landscape architect, to find out what makes cities work, why Colorado Springs tends to annex every neighborhood within sight and how cities can approach planning and design in order to create a more livable community.

You can also follow John via his Twitter handle @JO_Urbanist. Enjoy the show!

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