Architecture

"Shaping the City" with Roger Lewis

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Compared to the rest of the country, the greater Washington area has weathered the national housing crisis relatively well. But the same forces that have wreaked havoc nationwide continue to influence the look and feel of local communities.

The Challenge of Pedestrian-Friendly Planning

Thursday, Jul 14, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

We look at some of the challenges our region faces in balancing the needs of pedestrians and cars.

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Half a century ago, historically and architecturally significant buildings were routinely torn down in the United States. Much has changed in the last fifty years and we'll consider Americans' changing attitude and approach to historic...

BRAC: D.C.'s Opportunities Post-Walter Reed

Monday, Jun 27, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Walter Reed Army Medical Center will move to new facilities in Bethesda and Fort Belvoir, leaving sixty-two acres of prime real estate along Georgia Avenue for the District to redevelop.

The Rise of Community Benefit Agreements

Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Communities across the country are employing a new tactic, demanding signed agreements from developers to address concerns like local jobs, wages, and the environmental impact.

Hacking and Internet Security

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

Two serious Internet breaches over the weekend highlighted the ongoing issue of securing online information. The website of PBS was hijacked by a group of "hacktivists" aiming to critique PBS's news coverage. Meanwhile, defense contractor...

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis: D.C.'s Height Limit

Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray plans to explore relaxing the city's building height limit east of the Anacostia River. We examine how that would impact the city's economy.

The Growing Unrest In Syria

Monday, May 16, 2011 at 1:20 p.m.

We explore what the growing political unrest in Syria means for the Middle East and American interests in the region.

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis: Public Art

Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

We talk to resident architect Roger Lewis about how public art shapes the Washington area.

Harriet Tregoning: Planning DC's Future

Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

What will the District look and feel like in ten or twenty years? What is the ideal mix of businesses and residential property?

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis

Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo and architecture critic Roger Lewis explore the future of DC's waterfront.

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis

Thursday, Jan 13, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

How a 16th century Italian architect helped shape the architectural DNA of Washington.

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis

Thursday, Dec 16, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Washington may be the nation's capital, but it's also a city of ambitious mayors, each of whom has had an impact on the city's landscape. We'll look at the role recent mayors have played in Washington's development and explore how...

Shaping the City with Roger Lewis

Thursday, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:20 p.m.

View our community in new and different ways. Urban planner and architect Roger Lewis is in studio.

How 3D Technology Is Changing Product Development

Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explores the cutting edge of three dimensional printing, and examines how new technology could transform assumptions about medicine, manufacturing and economics.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.