Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
"Suburban sprawl" — we all know it when we see it, but we don’t always have the words to talk about it. Architecture professor Dolores Hayden explains some of the terms that have been coined by designers and planners to describe new patterns in housing and retail development all over America. We’ll learn how to tell a "boomburb" from a "zoomburb," and "litter on a stick" from a "pork chop lot."
- Dolores Hayden professor of architecture and American Studies at Yale University. She is also author of "The Power of Place," "Urban Landscapes as Public History," and "Building Suburbia."
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