Cityscape http://www.kplu.org en 'Surviving Progress': Taking overdevelopment to task http://www.kplu.org/post/surviving-progress-taking-overdevelopment-task Not every human advance is a snare, according to Ronald Wright, author of <em>A Short History of Progress</em>. But some new techniques can lead to something the Canadian author calls a "progress trap" — a development that's ultimately more harmful than helpful.<p>Wright's book, based on a 2004 lecture series, is the foundation for <em>Surviving Progress,</em> a provocative if scattershot documentary from directors Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks, who wander off topic more than once as they introduce myriad other voices. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:38:22 +0000 Mark Jenkins 4669 at http://www.kplu.org 'Surviving Progress': Taking overdevelopment to task Ferris wheel to spin on Seattle waterfront http://www.kplu.org/post/ferris-wheel-spin-seattle-waterfront <p>Construction began Tuesday on a Ferris wheel that will sit on the end of a pier on the Seattle waterfront.</p><div><p>It will stand 175 high and have 42 gondolas, which will have heating and air conditioning. The wheel will extend 40 feet from the end of Pier 57, so riders on that side will be suspended over Elliott Bay.</p><p>Developer <a href="http://is.gd/n1JuNv">Hal Griffith told KING-TV</a> the Ferris wheel should be spinning this June.</p></div> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 16:58:06 +0000 The Associated Press 4646 at http://www.kplu.org