Rome was not built in a day, but some of our modern cities sure feel like they sprang up over night.  What design elements go into a city?  What do planners plan for? This block of short films explains the best and worst of urban design.

CITIES BY DESIGN

2PM SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH

SEASIDE FLORIDA

Take a walking tour with the man himself.  Andres Duany strolls through the city of Seaside FL 30 years after it was built.  He explains key concepts of their initial design. And shares how some of his designs developed better than even he planned.

THE SUBURBAN PONZI SCHEME

Chuck Strong explains how the suburban development model is actually closer to a ponzi scheme than anything used to plan cities ever before.

JANE JACOBS NEIGHBORHOOD

A modern-day urban planner walks us through the neighborhood Jane Jacobs endeared us all to in Death and Life of Great American Cities.  The culture around the neighborhood has sure changed, but the design elements touted by Jacobs are as effective today as they were back then.

WALKSCORE

Washington DC, San Francisco, NYC, all very different cities, but have one thing in common with each other and every other city: walking.  People have to walk.  No matter how many highways, people movers, parking garages, you build in your city, people have to get out of the car eventually.  Then what happens?

The complete listing of short films for this block is TBA

diego cardoso

After watching these short films from all around the country, you might ask,

“what of these ideas? Are any of these ideas happening in Los Angeles?”

Join us after the short films for an interview with Diego Cardoso,

Artist, and Director of Planning & Implementation at METRO.