This short film explores the connection between New Urbanism and environmental issues. What is the greatest threat to our planet? It’s not nuclear war, it’s not overpopulation, automobiles or pestilence . Our greatest threat is urban sprawl.
So what exactly is urban sprawl? “Urban sprawl or suburban sprawl is a multifaceted concept centered on the expansion of auto-oriented, low-density development. Topics range from the outward spreading of a city and its suburbs, to low-density and auto-dependent development on rural land, examination of impact of high segregation between residential and commercial uses, and analysis of various design features to determine which may encourage car dependency.”
This film was created by independent filmmaker John Paget (www.pagetfilms.com) with First+Main Media (Drew Ward, Chris Elisara and John Paget). www.firstandmain.tv
“Built to Last” won first place in The Congress for the New Urbanism CNU 17 video contest.
Video thanks to: 1standMain