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Cities Underwater: Venice and New Orleans Seek Solutions

From: Making Contact
Series: Making Contact
Length: 29:01

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Two historic jewels: New Orleans & Venice, Italy are struggling to plan for sea level rise, in cities that already routinely flood because of questionable urban planning. We go to both Venice and New Orleans, to look at some creative solutions, and what other coastal cities might do as the effects of climate change set in. Read the full description.

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We’ve all seen how high water devastated New Orleans.  But another historic Jewel, Venice, Italy, is struggling to plan for sea level rise, in a city that already routinely floods because of questionable urban planning.  On this edition, Producer Zoe Sullivan takes us to both Venice and New Orleans, to look at some creative solutions they’re trying, and what other coastal cities might do as the effects of climate change set in.

Program #13-12
Begin Date 03/28/12. End date 09/28/12.

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Piece Description

We’ve all seen how high water devastated New Orleans.  But another historic Jewel, Venice, Italy, is struggling to plan for sea level rise, in a city that already routinely floods because of questionable urban planning.  On this edition, Producer Zoe Sullivan takes us to both Venice and New Orleans, to look at some creative solutions they’re trying, and what other coastal cities might do as the effects of climate change set in.

Program #13-12
Begin Date 03/28/12. End date 09/28/12.

Please call us if you carry us - 510-251-1332 - and we will list your station on our website. If you excerpt, please credit early and often.

Timing and Cues

Total run time is 29 minutes (no hard breaks)
-Optional cutaway at 1:00
-Optional (floating) cutaway between 12:00 and 20:00
-Music in/out.

Additional Credits

Producers: Andrew Stelzer, Kyung Jin Lee, George Lavender
Host: Andrew Stelzer
Contributing Producer: Zoe Sullivan
Voiceovers: Frank Sullivan, Ron Curtis, Matt Davis, Thomas Walsh, and Jamie Dell'Apa
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Development Associate: Steph St Clair
Production Intern: Lisa Bartfai, Meaghan LaSala
Web Editor: Irene Florez
Organizational Volunteers: Dan Turner, Karen Mui, Alton Byrd, Jamila Khan, Salima Hamirani, Barbara Barnett and Barbara Muniz

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