Episode 1: Michael Allen – the Future Great City podcast by nextSTL

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It’s nextSTL.com in a podcast! In this episode we speak with architectural historian Michael Allen about the state of historic preservation and the built environment in St. Louis. His work can be found at his new site, Building Culture.

[Future Great City podcast on iTunes]

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[The nextSTL podcast page]

Beginning 2016 we’ll post at least every other week as we speak to the people making a difference in St. Louis. Look for podcasts featuring Trailnet executive director Ralph Pfemmer, freelance journalist Sarah Kendzior, Sean Spencer of the Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation, and founder of Hilliker Corp. Ben Hilliker!

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  • markgroth

    Excellent work, great discussion.

  • Luftmentsch

    Preserve the “legibility” of the past. A city should have texture. Yes!

  • Nate

    Phenomenal interview and discourse. Is there anyone more engaged and informed on development patterns in St. Louis than Michael Allen? Here’s to hoping all future podcasts are as informative as this one was.

    • Alex Ihnen

      Thanks for listening!

    • Chicagoan

      Agreed. It was a joy to listen to Alex and Michael go back and forth. Michael is doing the Lord’s work (“No religion!”).

  • matimal

    Cincinnati has had success with creating development frameworks and then letting developers work within those frameworks. Elected officials should never be directly involved in individual projects. They should be the rule makers, not the deal makers. Where development has been successful in Cincinnati is has been separated from city government in some way.