new urb gift guide

Do you have a New Urbanist in your life?  Their niche interest may make them hard to shop for, but we at the New Urbanism Film Festival make it easy with this handy guide to

Holiday Shopping for the New Urbanist in your Life.

These companies supported our festival and we are happy to support them!

Diego Art

Our programs and posters featured the artwork of Diego Cardoso, who also happens to be the Executive Director of Planning and Implementation at LA County Metro Transit Authority.  His art reflects his perspective of the city as a transportation planner.  Stop by his gallery in the heart of Downtown to see more of his art work and pick up something really nice for your New Urbanist Friend.

You can also watch this short film made about Diego during the Festival’s Film Challenge.

diego downtown LA

diego landscape

Beta Brand

BetaBrand clothing line is designed and worn by bicyclists.  Their Bike To Work line offers cool features for bicyclists like reflective lining, reversible pockets, a little bit of stretch in the fabric, and a bit of a higher waist in the back, so you are not flashing any drivers coming up behind you when you are hunched over your handle bars.  Check out their clothes and gear.  Beta Brand donated three gig bags as prizes to the Urbanism Filmmaking Challenge.


Momentum Magazine Subscription

Momentum Magazine is the premier publication on Bicycling with Style.  Patrons of our opening night reception of the 2015 New Urbanism Film Festival received a free copy of Momentum, which also featured articles on some of our speakers at the fest.  They print two editions each year and have a monthly online publication.  They offer great tips and tricks for bicyclists, thorough reviews of bikes and gear, and inspiring tales of bicyclists making a different in the world, two wheels at a time.  A digital subscription is the perfect gift for stylish cyclist in your life.

Laemmle Theatres

Laemmle Theatres has been a great advocate for urbanism in Los Angeles. Give someone a giftcard to go out to the movies. (They could use it at our Jan 13th Best of Fest Screening at Laemmle Theatre in Santa Monica) Or take them out to the movies because that’s a fun memory and memories make the best gifts.


Caesar’s Writers DVD

The perfect gift for the comedy lover or classic TV fan in your life. Caesar’s Writers is a reunion of the writers from Your Show of Shows.  You’ll hear stories and memories from Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Neil Simon, Sid Caesar, and many more!

caesars writer

Peddler’s Creamery

Bicycle-churned Ice Cream in the heart of Downtown LA.  Get a gift card for a friend. A perfect stocking stuffer. Or take a friend downtown to visit the store, adventures can make a great gift! (They have delicious vegan flavors too!) Peddler’s Creamery served ice cream in our parklet on opening night, if you missed it there, head to DTLA before it gets too cold for ice cream.  (impossible.)


La Brea Bike Works

La Brea Bike Works is a great little local neighborhood bike store.  They have quality products and will give you an honest assessment of bikes and products.  If you are in the Mid City West area of Los Angeles, stop in and introduce yourself. If you don’t live in Los Angeles, look up your own local neighborhood bike store.


la brea bike works

CNU Pass

Go big and buy your New Urbanist their ticket to CNU24 in Detroit.  It’s like summer camp for New Urbanists.  They get to hear lectures from Andres Duany and other leading Urbanists from around the world. They also get to explore Detroit like an urbanist would, admiring set backs and codes.  Don’t let your new urbanist ruin your vacation with that kind of stuff, send them to CNU24 to get it out of their system!


Urban Fabrics

Urban Fabrics offers graphic quips show casing the principles of New Urbanism.  You may have seen them before on our postcard series, but did you know you can also get them on t-shirts, mugs, and canvas bags?  You Can!

urban fabrics

Muse on 8th

Muse on 8th is one of our favorite neighborhood Coffee shops.  If you are in Los Angeles, stop in for a nice respite from your shopping and enjoy coffee and vegetarian fare.  One of the things that makes Muse on 8th a great place is their advocacy for artists in the neighborhood.  The cafe is a gallery for local painters and photographers, showing 4 artists a year.  It is also home to several writers’ workshops, musician nights, and comedy showcases.  It’s not just about coffee, it’s about community.  Stop in, get a coffee for you and a gift card for your local friend.

muse on 8th

Planetizen Gifts

Planetizen is a great online resource for news from the planning world, but it also has an online shop filled with perfect gifts for the city lover in your life.  You can get your favorite city outlined on a pendant, tie or wattle bottle.