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Katherine Loflin, a consultant on making cities lovable, is taking our urban architecture to the airwaves. She delivers a weekly radio-show-via-podcast, Place Matters, on developments in placemaking, interviewing a catch-all of experts: Oklahoma City’s mayor, the National Endowment for the Arts’ Jason Schupbach, the head of an Australian placemaking firm, and humor columnist Dave Barry. Loflin is the lead policy consultant for the three-year Knight Soul of the Community study, spearheaded by Gallup, of the 26 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation communities across the U.S. The study examines how residents connect to the place they live and the relationship between attachment and economic growth. (Find your city’s results at soulofthecommunity.org.) Evidence suggests a direct correlation between community attachment and economic growth. Why? Listen and learn. • katherineloflin.podbean.com