Friday, March 25, 2011

Videos: Making Sense of Place

The Making Sense of Place videos examine the complex questions of urban planning and regional identity by exploring the ways people participate in and experience their cities. The series illuminates the tensions between growth, economic development and quality of life in downtown areas, local neighborhoods and surrounding regions by closely examining these issues in Phoenix, Cleveland and Portland. All of these issues are pertinent to Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, so this May the City-County Planning Board, in partnership with Aperture Cinema in downtown Winston-Salem, is showing the entire series. These one-hour films will be shown at 11:30 AM on three consecutive Fridays: May 6th, 13th and 20th. These are all free and open to the public.
If you can't make it to Aperture, you can watch each of them on your computer:

Phoenix: The Urban Desert explores the interrelationships both caused by and affecting individual choices, the democratic process and market forces in the region.

Cleveland: Confronting Decline in an American City is a compelling examination of the difficulties in reversing the cumulative effects of urban decline.

Portland: Quest for the Livable City examines the complex challenges of becoming a more sustainable metropolis.

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Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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