Program 510a: Megalopolis; Copenhagen's Christiania; Teenagers in Europe

Release Date: 06-20-2020


An architecture professor from Italy compares the scope of today's mega-cities with the more human scale of Venice. A pair of documentary producers tell us what they found when they got to know the residents of a legendary commune in the middle of Copenhagen. And we get mom-tested advice for making everyone happy on an overseas trip with teenagers.


  • Dr. Salvatore Settis, professor at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, and author of "If Venice Dies" (New Vessel Press)
  • Richard Jackman and Robert Lawson, documentary filmmakers of "Christiania: 40 Years of Occupation."
  • Ashley Steel, co-author of "Family on the Loose" (Rumble Books)
  • Tina Hiti, tour guide from Slovenia

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Program Extras

More with Dr. Salvatore Settis - Rick and professor Dr. Salvatore Settis from Pisa's Scuola Normale Superiore discuss height restrictions in historic cities, and compare how Paris and Florence maintain their historic centers against development pressures. (runs 4:34)