Ah, summer blockbuster season. What will you see? The Green Lantern? Hangover 2? What about A Convenient Truth?
Together with the Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning, Greenbelt Alliance is sponsoring a free film series in July, Films of Vision and Hope: Reinventing Our Cities.
This FREE film series will explore how creative planners in the U.S. and around the world are reinventing cities to be more livable and sustainable. Each film will be followed by discussion and light refreshments.
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. Register here.
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. Register here.
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,” “Velo Liberte,” and “Cycling Copenhagen.” Register here.
Friday, July 29 – A Convenient Truth
In this inspirational film, you’ll learn why cities around the world look to Curibita, 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. Register here.
All screenings will take place on Fridays 7-9 p.m. at Fenwick and West, 801 California Street, Mountain View.