Contested City with Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani


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In the 17th episode of the Holistic Housing Show, Charlie’s Angels are joined by Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, author of the recently-released “Contested City: Art and Public History as Mediation at New York’s Seward Park Urban Renewal Center” (SPURA). Gabrielle shares how she and her students from the New School utilized art and dialogue to engage with residents, governments, nonprofits and other partners to re-envision NYC’s SPURA area after over 40 years of displacement, demolition and stagnation. Her book asks, how can we create a public planning ecosystem where people can disagree, with respect? Visit to learn more and check out her work with Buscada.

Plus, we read a hand-typed letter from podcast superfan David Sacks; divulge almost too much information about our mysterious friend @AnimalHoPo (who gave us a goats-in-trees 2019 calendar, naturally); reflect on a great year, and debut a few new questions for our guests (When you see a dog, what do you say?).

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