SPUR: Special Event: Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City

"Produced by PBS and directed by Aaron Wolf, Blueprint America: Beyond
the Motor City
explores America’s historic decisions to invest in
highways at the expense of mass transit, biking and walking
infrastructure, and urban vitality. While focusing on the hard lessons
learned in Detroit, the film also offers the hope that America’s largest
cities are now uniquely poised to shape a new generation of
transportation consumers and revitalize the way we move through the
built landscape. A short discussion will follow the 85-minute screening"

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