Episode 18

Social Studies

As social factors figure prominently in the success of cities, we examine three areas influencing the urban core – the challenge of homelessness, approaches to improving public safety and welcoming immigrants to attract new workers and residents.

Homeless

When queried, the public often has homelessness at or near the top of urban issues. We drop in to see how three cities approach the issue.

  • Dystopia: Los Angeles

  • Brotherly Love: Philadelphia

  • Housing First: Salt Lake City

Public Safety

With public safety and perceptions of crime huge factors in the success of cities, we look at different ways of attacking the problem.

  • Wired: Baltimore

  • Private Command: Detroit

  • Minnesota Nice?: Minneapolis

Newcomers

While immigration is a national hot-button issue, many de-populated cities are welcoming newcomers to help revive their economic and social status as centers of opportunity.

  • Welcome: Dayton

  • Mosaic: St Louis

  • UReach: Toronto

  • Dystopia: Los Angeles
  • Brotherly Love: Philadelphia
  • Housing First: Salt Lake City
  • Wired: Baltimore
  • Private Command: Detroit
  • Minnesota Nice?: Minneapolis
  • Welcome: Dayton
  • Mosaic: St Louis
  • UReach: Toronto