Think about those that work and those that are falling apart. What influences their character, and, perhaps, more importantly, why do some succeed and others fail? On today’s episode of Why? we are going to ask these question and take a special look at how design creates urban problems, how what and where they build encourages violence, poverty, and unhappiness.
and Fonna Forman
are both Faculty members at the University of California, San Diego.
Teddy is an architect and urbanist working out of the department of visual arts.
He is the director of UCSD Center for Urban Ecologies
. Fonna is a political
theorist in the Department of political science and Co-Director of the
UCSD Center on Global Justice
She is also the author of Adam Smith and the Circles of Sympathy
and editor of the journal
The Adam Smith Review.
Teddy and Fonna are both Special Advisors to the City of San Diego on Civic and Urban Initiatives, leading the City’s new Civic Innovation Lab.
Teddy's Ted Talk on architectural innovation can be found