Communities & Development

Communities & DevelopmentOnline videos of interviews and presentations included in this section focus on sustainable communities, land use, city planning and design, ecological cities, revitalizing cities, smart growth and urban change. Topics include land use law and planning, regional planning, planning land use and transportation together, and protection of ranchland and farmland on the urban edge.

Specific issues include planning and designing livable cities, the ecocity concept of designing ecologically sound (green) cities, dealing with flight to the suburbs, and the new urbanism movement. This section also includes videos that discuss growth management, sustainable community economic development, responsible land use and transportation policies, and the importance of city design in addressing climate change.

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Strategies for Urban Change. Presentation excerpt by Gwendolyn Hallsmith. Hallsmith speaks on the need for a new approach to city planning, an approach driven more by looking at the future than at the past. About 4 minutes. Play Video >> More about Gwendolyn Hallsmith >>

Reinventing & Revitalizing Our Cities. Presentation by Michael Harcourt. Explains why it is important to reenergize inner cities to address the harms caused by flight to the suburbs. About 1 minute. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Michael Harcourt >>

Urban Re:Vision Interviews - Part 1. Presentation excerpts by Eric Corey Freed. Discusses the broad variety of approaches and ideas that were among the entries submitted at the Urban Re:Vision competition. About 7 minutes. Play Video - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. More about Eric Corey Freed >>

About Ecological Cities. Online interview with Richard Register. Describes and defines ecological cities and provides a variety of examples of ecological cities around the world. About 50 minutes. Play Video >> More about Richard Register >>

On the Concept of the Ecocity. Presentation excerpts by Richard Register. Register describes how 35 years ago he became interested in the ecological design of cities, explains the concept of the ecocity, and underlines the importance of rethinking how we build cities for the future. About 8 minutes. Play Video >> More about Richard Register >>

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