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January 27, 2002

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James Kuntsler has been called a closet social engineer, who should be doing stand-up by one irate Atlantan. In fact, there are a lot of people in Atlanta and across the country challenged by Jim Kuntslers strongly felt views of the negative effects of sprawl in America. His latest book The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition explores why America has become a land full of places not worth caring about. The City in Mind continues the dialogue Jim began in his earlier books, The Geography of Nowhere and Home From Nowhere and in his many lectures.

Constance Beaumont is director for State and Local Policy for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The National Trust is a private, nonprofit organization chartered by Congress in 1949 whose mission is to protect the irreplaceable. With more than a quarter of a million members nationwide, the Trust works to save Americas diverse historic places and revitalize communities.Ê The National Trust is a member of the Smart Growth Coalition, and Constance Beaumont has represented the organization in Maryland and other states on behalf of Smart Growth policies.Ê She is the co-author of the Trusts recent report on historic schools, Why Johnny Cant Walk to School.

Hear from them both this week on "Smart City."

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