Planned Utopia GUESTS: ANDREW ROSS *Professor and director of the American Studies Program at New York University *author of The Celebration Chronicles Great expectations attended the 1996 opening of Celebration, Florida, a planned community backed by the Disney corporation. The town was touted as the start of a bold social experiment, a showcase for the most cutting-edge ideas about urban planning. Three years later, complaints about construction, community rules and schools have taken the shine off the Florida utopia. Join Melinda Penkava and guests for a look at the town of Celebration and the difficulties of planning a perfect community.
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GUESTS: ANDREW ROSS *Professor and director of the American Studies Program at New York University *author of The Celebration Chronicles Great expectations attended the 1996 opening of Celebration, Florida, a planned community backed by the Disney corporation. The town was touted as the start of a bold social experiment, a showcase for the most cutting-edge ideas about urban planning. Three years later, complaints about construction, community rules and schools have taken the shine off the Florida utopia. Join Melinda Penkava and guests for a look at the town of Celebration and the difficulties of planning a perfect community.