Podcast#7 How to Move a City

#7 How to Move a City

The CityChangers Podcast
The CityChangers Podcast
The podcast for people who care about their city. Hear the captivating stories & lessons of how fellow CityChangers are making urban places better.

How do you go about relocating an entire city?

The community of Swedish city Kiruna has grown up around the biggest local employer – a mine. But as the pit threatens the town above it, there seems little choice but moving the city elsewhere.

It raises a number of questions: what do you bring from the old one? What do you build from scratch? And what really gives a city its identity?

With the increasing threat that climate change poses to cities around the world, these are no longer questions for science fiction. This episode explores what the process in Kiruna can teach us about very nature of cities themselves, whether they’re on the move or staying put.

Featuring: Interviewee(s): Brenda Cooper, Johanna Lindgren Ringholt, Peter Pääjärvi, Viktoria Walldin, Krister Lindstedt

Produced by Mariano Trevino, narrated by Karl Dickinson.

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