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CITIZEN ARCHITECT: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio
CITIZEN ARCHITECT: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio

Trailer for the 2010 PBS documentary on the Rural Studio and the legacy of Samuel Mockbee. Premiered at the 2010 South By Southwest Film Festival. www.citizenarchitectfilm.com

Examined Life: Philosophy in the streets
Examined Life: Philosophy in the streets

“What’s at stake here is really rethinking the human as a site of interdependency,” says Judith Butler. She’s speaking near the end of Examined Life, Astra Taylor’s lively, compelling assembly of philosophers, each pondering in his or her way that very question: “What’s at stake here?” Each granted 10 minutes of interview with Taylor; Butler, [...]

The only Flower
The only Flower

Not only plants have a copy made of plastic in the new China I En la nueva China no sólo las plantas tienen una copia de plástico. Beijing, fake flowers, hutongs, Qianmen, artificial plants, China, gentrification, fake architecture. The Only Flower from César Pérez Herranz on Vimeo.

Revisiting Donald Appleyard’s Livable Streets
Revisiting Donald Appleyard's Livable Streets

You may have wondered, while watching a Streetfilm or reading a post on Streetsblog, where we got the term “livable streets.” The answer can be found in the work of Donald Appleyard, a scholar who studied the neighborhood environment and the ways planning and design can make life better for city residents. In 1981, Appleyard [...]

London’s Do-It-Yourself Approach to Safer Streets
London’s Do-It-Yourself Approach to Safer Streets

In the UK, the non-profit Sustrans is pioneering a community-based method to reclaim streets from high-speed traffic and make neighborhoods safer and more sociable places. Called “DIY Streets,” the program brings neighbors together to help them redesign their streets in a way that puts people, safety, and streetlife first. So far, individual streets have benefited [...]

A Case for Open Data in Transit
A Case for Open Data in Transit

Ever find yourself waiting for the next bus, not knowing when it will arrive? Think it would be great if you could check a subway countdown clock from the sidewalk? Or get arrival times on your phone? Giving transit riders better information can make riding the bus or the train more convenient and appealing. And [...]

Edible City – Grow the Revolution
Edible City - Grow the Revolution

Edible City is a fun, fast-paced journey through the Local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world. Introducing a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system, Edible City digs into their unique perspectives [...]

Solar cities of the future
Solar cities of the future

A presentation from Herbert Girardet which looks at reconfiguring how our cities currently function in order to achieve and maintain a sustainable future. Part 1 Solar cities of the future 1/5 from CABE on Vimeo. Part 2 Solar cities of the future 2/5 from CABE on Vimeo. Part 3 Solar cities of the future 3/5 [...]

The 20 criteria of Building for Life
The 20 criteria of Building for Life

Explanation of all 20 of the Building for Life criteria with examples. The 20 criteria | Building for Life from CABE on Vimeo.

Public Space is…
Public Space is...

In the Spring of 2010, the Design Trust for Public Space sent the independent filmmaker Nandan Rao to the streets, sidewalks, parks, plazas and open spaces of New York City to talk to New Yorkers about what public space means to them. Here’s what they have to say… Public Space Is… from Design Trust for [...]

ZEDZ – From Art Print Study to Urban Regeneration
ZEDZ - From Art Print Study to Urban Regeneration

ZEDZ, the dutch graffiti-writing master, sculptor & artist realized a fine art print that subsequently went spread-painted on a huge bridge in Milan – Italy. The site specific public painting interested more than 1000 m² and was protected by an innovative paint developed in Japan. The artwork got the praise of City Council and citizens [...]

Urbanbugs
Urbanbugs

Urbanbugs is a documentary from Turkey focuses on street art concepts such as Graffiti, Stencil, Wheatpasting. Besides their visual contribution to the urban life, these street arts became a sociological matter due to the their political messages. In this context, this documentary is trying to analyse the sociocultural reflections of street art concept in Turkey. [...]

Urban farms sprout on NYC rooftops
Urban farms sprout on NYC rooftops

An urban rooftop in New York City has been converted to a farm by a group which wants to show that fresh food can be produced in the most unlikely places. Tara Cleary reports.

Planning sustainable cities
Planning sustainable cities

Global Report on Human Settlements 2009.

Cities in Focus
Cities in Focus

New York: New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation are on a mission to make the Big Apple the “greatest, greenest big city in the world” by ramping up bicycle infrastructure across the city, introducing bus rapid transit to the Bronx, and pedestrianizing Times Square, among other bold transportation initiatives. Los Angeles: For [...]

City of Dreams
City of Dreams

Brazilian urban planning guru, Jaime Lerner, has cracked the problem of getting a city to run well. His idea – to put people before cars – has vastly improved residents’ quality of life. Lerner has revolutionised transport in his hometown of Curibita, diverting traffic around the centre. Huge pedestrian areas and parks have replaced busy [...]

Recycling the city
Recycling the city

“How to manage and deal with the increasing tension in urban space? I want to face that issue using the main expression of their specific way of life that is clearly exposed through the official and private signals that are placed on the streets and spaces. These signals are showing what is possible to do [...]

The City Dark
The City Dark

After moving to New York City from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks a simple question, “What do we lose, when we lose the night?”. Blending a humorous tone with cutting-edge science and poetic footage of the night sky, Cheney unravels the myriad implications of a globe glittering with lights — including increased breast cancer [...]

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

It began as a housing marvel. Two decades later, it ended in rubble. But what happened to those caught in between? The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents [...]

Truck Farm
Truck Farm

Truck Farm tells the story of a new generation of quirky urban farmers. Viewers are trucked across New York to see the city’s funkiest urban farms, and to find out if America’s largest city can learn to feed itself. Blending serious exposition with serious silliness, Truck Farm entreats viewers to ponder the future of urban [...]

Manufactured Landscapes
Manufactured Landscapes

MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES is the striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of “manufactured landscapes”—quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams—Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris. The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of [...]

The Parking Lot Movie
The Parking Lot Movie

The Parking Lot Movie is a documentary about a singular parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. The film follows a select group of parking lot attendants and their strange rite of passage. Something as simple as a parking lot becomes an emotional way station for the American Dream. “More than just a real-life CLERKS… You need [...]

In NYC
In NYC

Tony Goldman talking about New York City.

Ciudades en código abierto (spanish)
Ciudades en código abierto (spanish)

La recuperación del espacio público por parte de la ciudadanía. http://www.euskadinnova.net/es/innovacion-social/videos/ciudades-codigo-abierto/77.aspx