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April 15, 2006

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Imagine your city increasing its population by more than 25 percent overnight - a quarter more cars on the road, a quarter more students in the classroom, a quarter more buyers and renters looking for places to live. That's the situation Baton Rouge, La., faced last August as Katrina made its way to New Orleans. The city has been playing catch up ever since.

Elizabeth Thomas and Gwen Hamilton have been on the front lines of that effort, using their experience in remaking downtown Baton Rouge to make a new plan for the city, and they will join us to talk about their progress.

Ken Dunn is attempting to re-make Chicagoans and their habits through his work on city farms, recycling and re-use as founder and director of the Resource Center. Produce from his three farms in the heart of Chicago ends up on the tables of some of the city's best-known restaurants.

Ken will tell us about his work and the lessons it holds for all cities on the next Smart City.

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