how places survive, the movie idea

Earlier this week, in “contrasting two models of how places survive“, I compared two ways town forms can survive—by idea and in actual physical form—and underscored  the truly critical ingredient, the people.

If that post (which also appeared in The Huffington Post, here) could be put to film, the trailer would look something like the recently updated, embedded video below.

Perhaps it’s time to take the idea to fruition, and produce the real thing.

Video composed by the author in Eastern Connecticut. Click on the image for more detail. © 2009-2013 myurbanist. All Rights Reserved. Do not copy.

For more information on the role of personal experience in understanding the changing city, see Urbanism Without Effortan e-book from Island Press.

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