In this episode of I Wonder…, a caller’s asthma leads him to wonder whether cities are good or bad for the environment. We discuss this inquiry with an environmental historian, an atmospheric chemist, and random pedestrians to try to understand how cities affect our lives, whether we live in them or not.
During the episode, we reference Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, Joel Tarr’s Devastation and Renewal, Ed Glaeser’s Triumph of the City, and the air quality research of Neil Donahue.
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