Healthy Cities, Healthy Living (Short Films Screening)

Where you live can effect your health!  Walkable neighborhoods with inviting sidewalks will keep you safe and help you stay fit.  Burn less oil and more calories.  This block of short films will show you what kind of changes to advocate for and what elements to look for when moving to a new city.

HEALTHY CITIES, HEALTHY YOU

7PM FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8TH 

DOWNTOWN DANCE PARTY

Get out of the office and get some exercise.  Easier said than done.  But also easier (and more fun) with a group, especially if that group is The Urban Conga.  The mid-day downtown dance party not only benefits public health, but it adds livelihood to the downtown neighborhood. Dance parties boost health and business.

BUILD A BETTER HOSPITAL

Can the hospital itself be making us sick?  Architecture Critic Tim Teilman offers a walking critique of the new Buffalo Niagra Medical Campus.

HEART AND SOUL

Vancouver Cycle Chic tells the story of Cecily who did not let her rheumatoid arthritis overcome her.  Instead, she moved closer to work and got a bike.  She discovered a new life, of the city and for herself.

SPRAWLANTA

From the time you turn 1 until the time you turn 30, the greatest threat to your life: CARS. Cars are the number one cause of death in America. Why/how did we let our number one enemy become so entrenched in our lives?  How do we fight back? See what they’re doing in Atlanta.

COMPLETE LISTING OF SHORT FILMS IN THIS BLOCK IS TBA

eric jacobsen

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Join us after the short films for an interview with Eric Jacobsen.

Jacobsen is a pastor in Tacoma WA and author of two books on urban planning.

Sidewalks in the Kingdom

The Space Between