August 1, 2023
Deep Green Returns for Summer Season
Renowned architect and Chicagoan Carol Ross Barney joins host Avi Rajagopal for our Summer Season premier. Ross Barney is a visionary about how people live their lives in cities—whether it’s through public, hospitality, or education spaces.
Chicagoans know Ross Barney best for the transformative work she did on the city’s Riverwalk, just steps away from where this episode was live recorded during NeoCon. Together, Rajagopal and Ross Barney discuss how the pedestrian walkway has opened so many possibilities for the city and how it is also emblematic of the kind of work that Ross Barney does. A sense of public good suffuses her work, from mammoth urban projects to her work on privately funded spaces, like the McDonald’s Chicago flagship.
Listen to “Carol Ross Barney: Design for the Public Good” to hear from Ross Barney about these landmark projects and others, exploring the connections between equity and the built environment, the complexities of sustainable design, and design as an opportunity to engage with people.
Listen to Season 3, Episode 1 now. Then join us every Tuesday for future episodes covering topics like sustainability in affordable housing, making solar energy accessible, and the future of urban density.
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The National Trust for Historic Preservation Helps Tell the Stories of Historic Black Churches
Mother Bethel AME in Philadelphia sits on the longest Black-owned piece of land in the country. Part of the National Trust’s $4 million in grant funding will restore the church’s iconic stained-glass windows.
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MoMA Misses the Roots of American Environmentalism
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