KCPT and the Mid-America Regional Council explore ways our communities are planning for a vibrant, connected and green future.
The 11th episode of the “Imagine KC” television series examines lifestyle changes area residents are making to lower their impact on the environment. Segments will look at efforts to reduce the amount of waste going into the region’s landfills, biking as a way to reduce one’s impact on air quality and the environment, and how one Kansas City, Kan., organization is working to enable more active lifestyles for children in the inner city neighborhoods of Rosedale and Argentine.
Imagine KC Segments:
Imagine KC is a co-production between KCPT and the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC).
Imagine KC has been generously funded by:
Garney Family Foundation Fund
As Kansas City prepares for a special election on a proposed downtown streetcar line, Imagine KC examines the impact of transit oriented development (TOD) on our metro. In this edition of the show, KCPT’s Randy Mason and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Chris Leinberger tour some of the streetscape found along the line, with an eye to the commerce and development that its proponents predict will follow.
Afterward, the two head back into the KCPT studios, joined by developer and Downtown Council member Jon Copaken and Raytown Mayor David Bower to discuss more about the long‐range benefits of TOD, and its implications for surrounding cities and suburbs.
This yearlong series is produced by Angee Simmons, KCPT along with Mid-America Regional Council.
Imagine KC is funded by: American Society of Civil Engineers, Garney Family Foundation Fund, Hall Family Foundation, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City Chapter of the AIA. William T. Kemper Foundation, Lafarge North America, ULI Kansas City, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and WNET–Blueprint America. More information and past episodes can be found at ImagineKC.org.
Imagine KC brings the regional community together for an in-depth look at new strategies for regional growth and development. Visualization techniques, expert opinions and interactive tools will explore possible scenarios for the region’s future and look at work and initiatives currently underway which demonstrate sustainable community development principles.
Watch Saturday, April 21, 2012 beginning at 4pm on KCPT2.
A roof over our head. We all need one, but we don’t all want or need the same kind. The recent economic downturn, changing demographics and simple lifestyle choices have created a new market demand for housing in the region – from Olathe to Omaha, Nebraska, Imagine KC takes you into communities that are offering more options for seniors, transforming foreclosed homes, and creating new models of housing.
…on the next Imagine KC.
February 2 at 7:30pm
Kirk McClure, KU Professor
Michael Snodgrass, Builders Development Corporation
Kelley Hrabe, Netgivers
Susan, Assistant City Manager, Olathe