Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Making Sense of Place film series featuring Phoenix, Cleveland, and Portland still worth a look

Several years ago, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Northern Light Productions produced a series of films called Making Sense of Place.  I just had a chance to watch one of the films about Cleveland, which was filmed in 2006, and I would still highly recommend it.  Here is how the Lincoln Institute describes the three films:

Making Sense of Place is a documentary film and educational outreach project launched by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. The first film, Phoenix: The Urban Desert examined explosive, dispersed growth in the booming Southwest metropolis and the practical and environmental issues that have accompanied. The second film, Cleveland: Confronting Decline in an American City, traces urban decay, and efforts at revitalization, in what was once America's 5th largest city. The third film, Portland: Quest for the Livable City, explores innovation and conflict about growth and land use regulation, in Portland, Oregon.

If you haven't already watched these films, the Cleveland and Phoenix films are available on social media and linked below.  Grab some popcorn and enjoy!

 

 

Making Sense of Place: Phoenix, the Urban Desert from The Urban Commuter on Vimeo.

 

 

 

 

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