Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Urbanism - John Paget Video

John Paget is the award winning Producer and Director of this video for the Congress of New Urbanism . (At the moment CNU's website is off line for maintenance). The film also won a CNU award. This video stands in contrast to the more staid and corporate video from Kansas City, below. However, each plays a role in the process of reeducating all of us about the urgency's and solutions of the day.

These videos represent attempts to realign our thinking on the use of space and our sense of place. It is a good start. It is going to take a long time to educate people. The fact that Europe is well on its way to dealing with the ideas and issues of New Urbanism is a hopeful sign. And then there is something bouncing abot called "New Pedestrianism." Another idea coming to your neighborhood, soon. Things are cooking.

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