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Cities as models of sustainability

Madeline Rogero, Director of the Community Development Department for the City of Knoxville, spoke to a record-setting crowd about the book Green metropolis : why living smaller, living closer, and driving less are the keys to sustainability by David Owen. Owen argues that the greenest community in the United States is not Portland, Oregon, or Snowmass, Colorado, but New York, New York. Residents of compact urban centers live in smaller spaces, discard less trash, and, most important of all, spend far less time in automobiles. (Recorded September 29, 2010)

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Melissa Brenneman

Melissa listens to hours of podcasts on most days. She started the habit with the intention of taking long walks, but podcasts proved to be more addicting than exercise. She records, edits and mixes podcasts for the library.
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Alan May

Alan May works as a reference librarian at Lawson McGhee Library. In his spare time, he reads and writes poetry. May's most recent books are Dead Letters (2008) and More Unknowns (2014). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, New Orleans Review, Plume, and others.