Urban Planning Films

Monday January 11 2016 Following the general meeting at 6:30 pm at the Fort Atkinson Club, 211 S. Water St. E., the film The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, by William H. Whyte was shown.

From the Direct Cinema website: “This witty and original film is about the open spaces of cities and why some of them work for people while others don’t. Based on direct observation of what people actually do, the film presents a remarkably engaging and informative tour of the urban landscape and looks at how it can be made more hospitable to those who live in it.”  An example of Whyte’s observations

MONDAY FEBRUARY 8 2016- general meeting with film 

There will be a general meeting at 6:30 pm at the Soulful Toad, 88 S. Main St. ( former home of I Love Funkys).  This is the final accurate location-  erase from your memory any previous locations mentioned.  The Big Heart Award vote will be finalized at this meeting.

At 7pm we will show the film Portland: Quest for the Livable City. From the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, “As cities across the country today attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, invest in transit, and focus on infill redevelopment as an alternative to car-dependent sprawl, the experience of Portland provides a cautionary tale for planning in the 21st century, involving issues of economic development, gentrification, local food and farming, property rights, and civic participation.”