City Views

CityViews 1/18/12: Urban Evolution



Segment 1:

Take a look at Salt Lake City 100 years ago and it’s a very different place than it is today. Why did city founders lay out the city the way they did and what effect has the grid system had on the region’s long-term growth and development? On Wednesday, Brenda Scheer from the University of Utah traces how cities – including Salt Lake – move forward.


  • Brenda Scheer, Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning, University of Utah


Brenda Scheer presents “The Evolution of Urban Form,” part of the Making Good Cities lecture series, Thursday, Jan. 19, 5 p.m. at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 S., Salt Lake City. The lecture is free and open to the public.




Segment 2:

Film increasingly relies on computer animation and sophisticated special effects to tell stories on the big screen. But in the early days of the art form, films were just grainy black-and-white frames and live organ music. The Organ Loft continues the silent film tradition and Wednesday, we hear about the enduring appeal of silent film and the theater’s mighty Wurlitzer.



  • Blaine Gale
  • Larry Bray


The Edison Street Organ Loft continues its Winter Silent Movie Series with a screening of “The Cameraman” starring Buster Keaton Thursday, Jan. 19 and Friday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m., 3331 Edison St., Salt Lake City. More information at 801-485-9265.


City Views
City Views was a daily public affairs program that ran on KCPW from 2011 to 2013. It was hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce, who later went on launch and host "Behind the Headlines," the weekly news roundup from KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune. The show featured news reports and interviews with policymakers, local newsmakers and
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