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March 12, 2009

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How much good can good design do?  We'll find out on this week's Smart City.

The Urban Omnibus is a multi-media collection of insights from journalists, scholars, architects, artists and citizens on the built environment of New York City.  We'll speak with Cassim Shepard, who is the project director, about creating an online conversation that reveals the choices that shape the city.

We'll also speak with   His book,The Power of Design: A Force for Transforming Everything says that designers can make a whopping impact on social dilemmas including poverty, prison overcrowding and educational failure.  We'll ask him about the designer's role in shaping a brighter future.

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