Films of Vision and Hope
We’ll look at what went wrong with our cities, how sprawl replaced neighborhoods, and what can be done to bring back community and sustainability to our cities and towns.
January 21 – End of Suburbia We’ll set the stage with this influential film, which shows how the American dream of suburbia has become unsustainable and gives an inkling of what might replace it.
January 28 – Save our Land, Save our Towns Small town newsman Tom Hylton explores why America’s towns have declined and what we can do to revive them.
“Development and zoning issues normally make the eyes glaze…Tom Hylton makes them downright fascinating.” Philadelphia Daily News
February 4 – Community by Design Learn about the key role that design plays in community from some leading progressive thinkers on the subject.
February 11 – Portland: Quest for the Livable City Portlanders enjoy a thriving downtown, plus national recognition for alternative transportation, emissions reductions, and overall sustainability, thanks to a regional land use process established thirty years ago. Learn about the challenges of maintaining this land use vision and its implications for equity and fairness.
February 25 – 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. The city of Curitiba has demonstrated for the past 40 years how to transform problems into cost effective solutions that can be applied in most cities around the world.
March 4 – Join us for our third 100 mile potluck. Connect with others and learn about opportunities to get involved.
Films of Vision and Hope focuses on hopeful and positive solutions to environmental
problems affecting our world. Provocative films, great discussion, and opportunities to connect with others who want to make a difference.
Where: World Centric, 2121 Staunton Ct., Palo Alto (behind JJ&F Market)
When: Fridays 7:00 – 9:30 PM (7 PM cookies, 7:30 PM film)
Sponsored by Acterra, Common Ground, Mountain View Cohousing Community, Silicon Valley Action Network, Transition Silicon Valley, Transition Palo Alto, World Centric, and more