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May 27, 2009

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This week on Smart City:
Change is in the air and we've got the numbers to prove it on today's show. At a time when tax revenues are declining and city budgets are strained, our first guest has a modest proposal that could produce big dividends for cities.  Joe Cortright is an economist for Impresa Consulting in Portland, Ore., and his latest work shows how profitable it can be for a city to be greener, smarter, and with fewer people living in poverty.  The full report is available at

Want to find out what's happening in your neighborhood? Adrian Holovaty knows. He's the creator of, a website that provides hyper-local news tailored to your street address. We'll give the site a test run and see what's happening on our block.

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