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Global Inspiration for Livable Cities: A film series

12:23 AM PDT on September 12, 2011

From Greenbelt Alliance:

Global Inspiration for Livable Cities: a film series co-hosted by The Share Exchange and Greenbelt Alliance

Flicks, discussions & organic popcorn
Each Thursday in September, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$5 general admission; $3 for Share Exchange members

Bogota: Building A Sustainable CityPortland: A Sense of Place and Seoul: The Stream of Consciousness

Kickoff event for Santa Rosa PARK(ing) Day!

The first film is about Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, who transformed one of the world's most chaotic cities into a model of civic-minded and sustainable urban planning. But along the way, he met tremendous opposition from the very people he was attempting to help. (26 minutes).

The second film is about how a progressive public transportation portfolio helped Portland become a global model of transit-oriented development. Portland is consistently ranked as one of the country’s most livable cities, boasting a healthy two percent population growth annually — and the second lowest per capita transportation spending of the 28 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. (26 minutes).

The third film chronicles how Seoul took a rare step “back in time,” demolishing a major downtown freeway in 2003 to uncover and restore the ancient Cheonggyecheon stream that once flowed beneath it. The Cheonggyecheon is now a vital part of the city’s commercial and tourism sectors, and has proven that environmental restoration can revive culture and community, as well. (26 minutes)

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