An interview with Roman Mars, host of 99% Invisible : The Indicator from Planet Money Podcast host and co-author of The 99% Invisible City Roman Mars joins the show to talk about his new book, the ways people shape their cities, and how to combine beauty & function in design.
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The 99% Invisible City With Roman Mars

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The 99% Invisible City With Roman Mars

The 99% Invisible City With Roman Mars

The 99% Invisible City With Roman Mars

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Courtesy of Roman Mars
Roman Mars stands next to a communal library.
Courtesy of Roman Mars

There's a tension in American cities between top-down designers and bottom up interventionists, and this tension has forever been a part of the urban experience. Our living spaces are designed with a specific set of uses in mind, and before long those uses are modified, subverted, adapted.

Roman Mars, host of the podcast 99% Invisible and co-author of the book The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design joins the show to share some stories from his book, discuss the ways people shape their cities, and talk about how to combine beauty and function in design.

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