Rethinking Cities: Sunnyvale Film and Discussion Series
This film series explores how sprawl replaced traditional neighborhoods and what can be done to bring back community and sustainability to our cities and towns. The Films start at 7 PM, Laurel Room, Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 East Remington. Doors open at 6:45. FREE.
May 6: Save Our Land, Save Our Towns (1 hr)
Small town newsman Tom Hylton explores why America's towns have declined and what we can do to revive them. Philadelphia Daily News praises, “Development and zoning issues normally make the eyes glaze...Tom Hylton makes them downright fascinating."
May 13: Creating Places We Want to Live
Portland: A Sense of Place (Design e2 Episode) (30 minutes) 2008
Thanks to a progressive public transportation portfolio that includes train, streetcar, bus and aerial tram, Portland has become one of the most livable cities in the US.
Community by Design (26 minutes) 1997
Learn about the key role that design plays in building community from some leading progressive thinkers on the subject.
May 20: Welcoming Pedestrians and Cyclists to the City (Selected Street Films)
Copenhagen's Car-Free Streets and Slow Speed Zones (5:08) 2010
An Alfresco Talk with Jan Gehl (9:48) 2008
Moving Beyond the Automobile: Bicycling (3:36) 2011
Ciclovia Bogota (9:41) 2007
San Jose Hosts Inaugural Via Velo (4:25) 2010
June 3--Developing Sustainable Transportation: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Bicycle Infrastructure
Curitiba's BRT Inspired BRT Around the World (Street Film) (8:03) 2009
Guangzhou, China's Winning the Future with BRT (Street Film) (5:18) 2011
BRT: LA's Orange Line: Bus Rapid Transit (Plus Bike Path). (Street Film) (4:56) 2009
Bike Sharing Paris: Velo Liberte. (Design e2) (30 minutes) 2008
The public-private Velib bike initiative encourages Parisians to forgo cars for bikes and public transportation, fostering a unique popular culture in the city.
Cycling Copenhagen Through North American Eyes. (Street Film) (10:45) 2010
This film and discussion series is co-sponsored by Sunnyvale Cool, Transition Silicon Valley, the Sierra Club (Loma Prieta Chapter). It has been made possible in part by a grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.