"Reinventing Our Cities," a new film series, will start in Mountain View on July 8. Organized by Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning and inspired by the recent series in Palo Alto and Sunnyvale, this FREE film series will explore how creative planners in the U.S. and around the world are reinventing cities and towns to be more livable and sustainable.
If you were at either of the previous series, come again to see some familiar and new films and connect with other people who care about the future of our cities and towns. And if you missed either of the previous series, don't miss this one!
FRIDAY July 8 - Save Our Land, Save Our Towns
Small town newsman Tom Hylton explores why America's towns have declined and how we can revive them. "Development and zoning issues normally make eyes glaze...Tom Hylton makes them downright fascinating." - Philadelphia Daily News
FRIDAY July 15 - Seoul, the Stream of Consciousness and Portland: A Sense of Place
In 2003, Seoul, Korea demolished a major downtown freeway to uncover and restore the ancient Cheonggyecheon stream that once flowed beneath it. The Cheonggyecheon is now a vital part of the city's commercial and tourism sectors, and has proven that environmental restoration can revive culture and community.
Plus, learn why Portland is consistently ranked as one of the country's most livable cities and how city planners have uniquely integrated transport decisions into urban growth and development efforts.
FRIDAY July 22 - Transportation Solutions
These short films will inspire you about alternatives to car transportation and how alternatives can improve city environment and people's lives. Including "Guangzhou, China's Winning the Future with BRT," "LA's Orange Line,"VeloLiberte," and "Cycling Copenhagen."
FRIDAY July 29 - A Convenient Truth
In this inspirational film, you'll learn why cities around the world look to Curitiba, Brazil as the model for creative and enlightened urban planning. Over the past 40 years, Curitiba has demonstrated how to transform problems into cost-effective solutions that can be applied in most cities around the world.
Fenwick and West, Silicon Valley Center
801 California Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
Time: Fridays 7 - 9 P.M., Starting July 8, 2011
The Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning is a group of local volunteers dedicated to making Mountain View as beautiful, economically healthy, transit, bicycle and pedestrian accessible, and affordable as possible (www.mvcsp.org).
Films of Vision and Hope focuses on hopeful and positive solutions to environmental problems affecting our world.