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Re-Imagining the Future of Cities
Re-Imagining the Future of Cities

The MIT SENSEable City Lab is doing some groundbreaking work in the exploration of how people interact with their built environment. This is a short look at two of their more recent projects: The Copenhagen Wheel & Trash Track. To learn more about them visit senseable.mit.edu/ Re-Imagining the Future of Cities from Kris Carter on [...]

Cities on Speed
Cities on Speed

In 2050 80 % of the worlds population will live in cities. How do we prevent cities from collapsing. This is the official trailer for a new feature film series on the megacity issue. Join this exciting journey to Mumbai, Shanghai, Bogotá anf Cairo.

Transit-guru: My Life in the bus lane
Transit-guru: My Life in the bus lane

Curitiba’s Bus Rapid Transit system is one of the most admired public transportation systems on the planet, garnering accolades and spawning spin-off systems in cities like Bogotá and Los Angeles. Curitiba’s six dedicated fast-lane bus lines traverse the city, carrying 36,000 passengers per hour and 2.3 million overall every day. It’s affordable too — a [...]

Cycling Copenhagen, Through North American Eyes
Cycling Copenhagen, Through North American Eyes

While Streetfilms was in Copenhagen for the Velo-City 2010 conference, of course we wanted to showcase its biking greatness. But we were also looking to take a different perspective then all the myriad other videos out there. Since there were an abundance of advocates, planners, and city transportation officials attending from the U.S. and Canada, [...]

London’s Transportation Transformation for the 2012 Olympics
London's Transportation Transformation for the 2012 Olympics

Congestion pricing has been a huge success in London–reducing traffic and making money for the city. What’s more, it challenges the notion that cities should be designed around cars rather than people. But as we’ll learn in this episode of e2, congestion pricing is the core of a much more sweeping vision that could transform [...]

Portland, a Global Model of Transit-Oriented Development
Portland, a Global Model of Transit-Oriented Development

Portland is a city that successfully implemented a plan for transit-oriented development. Its urban planners made the public domain more appealing and accessible by emphasizing density and pedestrian travel. These transit policies are credited with spurring urban rejuvenation in Portland and many cities, while slowing the postwar dominance of the suburbs.

Future Cities
Future Cities

More than half the world’s population already lives in cities, and that trend is going to continue, putting a high demand on energy and resources. Ursula Eicker, Scientific Director at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, guides us through the key themes that will define the cities of the future in this special Futuris documentary. [...]

Urban Sprawl
Urban Sprawl

How did Britain become an urban nation from it’s rural roots? The industrial revolution has seen our cities swell beyond all recognition.

American Makeover (Ep. 1)
American Makeover (Ep. 1)

American Makeover is a six-part web series on new urbanism, the antidote to sprawl. Subscribe to this channel, find us on facebook, and get more info at www.americanmakeover.tv. Episode 1 was filmed on location in Atlanta, Georgia and Glenwood Park, a new urbanist influenced neighborhood near downtown Atlanta.

End of suburbia
End of suburbia

“We’re literally stuck up a cul-de-sac in a cement SUV without a fill-up” – James Howard Kunstler Are today’s suburbs destined to become the slums of tomorrow? A 78-minute documentary about the end of the age of cheap oil.

Lineas Discontinuas (spanish)
Lineas Discontinuas (spanish)

LINEAS DISCONTÍNUAS (2008) es un vídeo documental sobre la insostenibilidad de nuestro modelo de transporte, principalmente basado en el automóvil. Cada año, los datos sobre cambio climático indican que el sector del transporte es un problema clave, con una cuarta parte de las emisiones totales de CO2 en el Estado español y un pronóstico sombrío: [...]

History of Bike lanes in Holland
History of Bike lanes in Holland

Cómo consiguieron los holandeses sus carriles bici from Vicente Hernández Herrador on Vimeo.

The City
The City

The famous 1939 documentary. This segment has been slightly edited for classroom use. Posted by David Burns for the Fasttrack American History Project. Clip 1: From Farms to Factories Clip 2: Is Big City Life a Good Life? Clip 3: Cities Going Crazy? Clip 4: A New Kind of City

UNDERCITY
UNDERCITY

This is a film I made after some adventures underground with Steve Duncan (undercity.org) last summer. We also have a teaser video which you can watch on my vimeo page (vimeo.com/5752275). Steve and I just completed another underground expedition with Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erling_Kagge). It was featured in a three page article on the [...]

The nature of economies
The nature of economies

“The New Urbanists want to have lively centers in the places that they develop, where people run into each other doing errands and that sort of thing. And yet, from what I’ve seen of their plans and the places they have built, they don’t seem to have a sense of the anatomy of these hearts, [...]

The Death and Life of Great American Cities
The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Urban Activist Jane Jacbos reads from her seminal text, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Directed by Patrick Bonaldi and produced for Bravo!FACT Canada.

What makes for a successful city?
What makes for a successful city?

The question as to what makes for a successful city is a complex one, and one that affects nearly all of us; by 2050 around three quarters of the world’s population will live in cities; Phaidon.com asked an esteemed group of urban experts for their take on successful city living. These experts include Ricky Burdett, [...]

Age of stupid
Age of stupid

The Age of Stupid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, The Usual Suspects, Brassed Off) as a man living in the devastated future world of 2055, looking back at old footage from our time and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance? http://www.spannerfilms.net/films/ageofstupid Age of Stupid: [...]

Land of Opportunity
Land of Opportunity

From the front porches to the frontlines, Land of Opportunity captures the struggle to rebuild New Orleans, one of America’s most beloved and emblematic cities. Juxtaposing the perspectives of protagonists from different walks of life, this transmedia documentary project reveals how the story of post-Katrina New Orleans is also the story of urban America. http://www.landofopportunitymovie.com [...]

Copenhagen’s Car-free streets & Slow-speed zones
Copenhagen's Car-free streets & Slow-speed zones

Copenhagen’s Car-free streets & Slow-speed zones from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

The Bicycle City
The Bicycle City

What happens to an impoverished developing nation town when you flood it with 20,000 bicycles? You lift three times that number of people out of poverty. Pedals for Progress and founder David Schweidenback have been shipping used American bicycles to Rivas, Nicaragua for the last two decades and the transformation has been incredible. http://thebicyclecityfilm.com/ The [...]

Living Without Money
Living Without Money

Is it possible to feel rich without possessions? Can you live happily without money? In the documentary Living Without Money, we meet the German woman Heidemarie Schwermer who made a deliberate choice to live without money 14 years ago. htt://livingwithoutmoney.org Living Without Money – trailer from Without Money on Vimeo.

Making Streets Safer for Seniors
Making Streets Safer for Seniors

Transportation Alternatives’ Safe Routes for Seniors campaign started in 2003 to encourage senior citizens to walk more by improving their pedestrian environment. Funded by the New York State Department of Health’s Healthy Heart program, this was the first program of its kind to address the needs of elderly pedestrians. In 2008, the City of New [...]

People, Parklets, and Pavement to Parks
People, Parklets, and Pavement to Parks

In San Francisco, the Pavement to Parks program has launched an initiative that may someday alter the way many dense U.S. cities decide to treat the streets of their commercial strips. Taking the PARK(ing) Day concept to a more permanent, logical level, the Parklets Program has begun experimenting with trial spaces allowing businesses to convert [...]