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CBC Televisionarrow, CBC Radioarrow and CBC.caarrow will offer audiences extensive coverage of the 2006 United Nation's World Urban Forum (WUF) and Earth: World Urban Festival from the host city of Vancouver.


CBC Newsworld
June 19 - 23, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Host Ian Hanomansing presents a special series on Newsworldarrow, cityspace, from Vancouver, the site of the World Urban Forum. cityspace will not only bring the World Urban Forum to those who can’t attend but it will capture the clash of ideas, hopes and experiences aimed at making our cities better places to live.

Monday June 19, 2006
SpeakerLarry Beasly Interview (Runs: 5:25) SpeakerVancouver Walks (Runs: 3:02) SpeakerVancouver Model (Runs: 4:39) SpeakerBeijing (Runs: 6:06)

Tuesday June 20, 2006
SpeakerNairobi Kids (Runs: 2:02) SpeakerHabitat House (Runs: 3:00)
Wednesday June 21, 2006
SpeakerBrasilia (Runs: 5:26) SpeakerMoscow (Runs: 4:47) SpeakerToronto (Runs: 2:22)SpeakerYaletown (Runs: 4:19) SpeakerArtist (Runs: 1:57) SpeakerGarbage (Runs: 2:31)
Thursday June 22, 2006
SpeakerDubai (Runs: 5:27) SpeakerWashington (Runs: 5:28) SpeakerKenyan Musicians (Runs: 2:29) SpeakerSaint John (Runs: 2:24)
SpeakerUrban Farming (Runs: 1:56)
Friday June 23, 2006
SpeakerGreen Farm (Runs: 2:32)
SpeakerCultural Architecture (Runs: 2:32)

CBC Newsworld
Slum Cities: A Shifting World
Saturday June 17, 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET/PT

Hosted by Ian Hanomansing, this 90-minute documentary by Avril Benoît takes viewers through Mumbai, India and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to report on the big and little things that are being tried to tackle a massive and growing problem: too many people, too little space.


CBC Radio One
The Current

Weekdays June 19 - 23, 8:30 - 10 a.m. (9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Northwest Territories)

To hear all The Current'sarrow stories on the World Urban Forum and cities, at home and abroad, visit The Current's website.

Monday June 19, 2006: Maximum Cities
New York, Paris, London shove over as an interview with author Rana Dasgupta makes the point developing-world megacities like Delhi are eclipsing the big cities of the developed world in vitality and risk-taking. SpeakerMaximum Cities (Runs: 24:41)

Tuesday June 20, 2006: Sky's The Limit
Philosopher Mark Kingwell and architecture critic Lise Rochon make an ascent on the topic of skyscrapers - which increasingly becoming symbols of booming Asian economies. SpeakerSky's The Limit (Runs: 24:05)
Wednesday, June 21, 2006: Mayoral Challenge
The mayors of Vancouver, the Hague, and Cape Town join Anna Maria Tremonti in a round-table talk about mayoral challenges: traffic, garbage, taxation, pollution, natural and human disasters. SpeakerMayoral Challenge (19:14)
Thursday, June 22, 2006: Living Room - How Much Do We Need?
The Current'sarrow Anna Maria Tremonti and BC Almanac'sarrow Mark Forsythe look at the good and bad of high-density living with the president of the National Slum Dwellers Federation of India, Jockin Arputham; Gordon Price, director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University; urban planner Wendy Sarkissian from New South Wales, Australia; and Jake Friesen, vice-president of Qualico Developments, one of the largest builders of single-family homes in Western Canada. SpeakerLiving Room (Runs: 57:00)
Friday, June 23, 2006: Retail Madness
Downtown Vancouver - like many urban centres around the globe - is awash in large retail chains. The Current exploreshow the identity of our cities is being reshaped by retail - for better or for worse. SpeakerRetail Madness (19:14)

CBC Radio One
The Early Edition

Weekday mornings from 5:30 - 8:30 a.m PT (Vancouver and Lower Mainland only)

Catch the stories that matter to Vancouverites from the World Urban Forum on, The Early Edition. Friday, CBC's Lesley Pritchard has a story featuring a Nairobi teen who turned his soccer team into a gun-toting street gang and now struggles to find a way to help other young people turn away from violence.

Monday June 19, 2006: The School of WUF
CBC Reporter Lesley Pritchard story on poor, urban women from around the world who have come together to learn the networking skills they need to work their way through the conference floor at the World Urban Forum. SpeakerThe School of WUF (Runs: 5:13)

Tuesday June 20, 2006: All Sewn Up
CBC's Lesley Pritchard presents a story on how a local company, contracted to create the official World Urban Forum tote bag, is changing the lives of poor men and women once thought unemployable. All Sewn Up (Runs: 4:40)
Wednesday, June 21, 2006: Urban Boom and Urban Gloom
Michael Shapcott, an affordable housing advocate, takes aim at the lack of affordable housing in an interview with guest host Stephen Quinn. Federal and provincial governments have cut spending on social housing while for-profit developement puts homes out of reach of low-income families. SpeakerUrban Boom and Urban Gloom (Runs: 5:44)
Thursday, June 22, 2006: T-Shirt Controversy
Kids getting in trouble for wearing a T-shirt at the World Urban forum and possible abuse. Last night, security confiscated T-shirts from three youth delegates. Hear the reaction. SpeakerT-Shirt Controversy (Runs: 5:52)
Friday, June 23, 2006: Youth Experience
CBC Reporter Lesley Pritchard on a young delegate whose violent past makes him far from naive about urban or global politics. (Runs: 3:55) SpeakerYouth Experience (Runs: 3:55)

CBC Radio One
Sounds Like Canada

Weekdays June 19 - 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sounds Like Canadaarrow brings listeners to the very heart of Canadian cities through engaging conversations with World Urban Forum delegates, plus tune in Friday, June 23, as Jian Ghomeshi announces the winner of the mycityspace contest!

Monday June 19, 2006: Urbanites Rights
On Wednesday, the director general of UNESCO will host a session looking at how Montreal has enshrined the rights of its citizens and Jian Ghomeshi speaks with one of the people behind Montreal's Citizens Charter, Dimitri Roussopoulos. SpeakerUrbanites Rights (Runs: 16:56)

Wednesday June 21, 2006: Sonic Youth
Canadian Kevina Power and her Kenyan partner Njoroge Wanjohi argue music can be one of the forces of change in cities and governments. SpeakerSonic Youth (Runs: 10:17)

CBC Radio One
On The Coast
Aired: Thursday June 22, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. PT (Vancouver and Lower Mainland only)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006: Money Man
Jean Lebel is part of a Canadian crown corporation using your tax dollars to fund projects around the world, from urban agriculture in Argentina to recycling grey water in Jordan for use in irrigation. SpeakerMoney Man (Runs: 6:57)

Thursday, June 23, 2006: Live from Earth: The World Urban Festival
That easy? Jean Swanson, a housing advocate, lays out her solution for Vancouver's homeless and Mike Harcourt, former mayor and federal advisor on urban issues, maps out the high road for Canadian cities. Excerpted from OTC's live remote from the festival. SpeakerOTC LIVE (Runs: 12:27)

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