11 Apr '12, 2pm

5 short videos that could change the way you see cities: #smartgrowth #urbanplanning

5 short videos that could change the way you see cities: #smartgrowth #urbanplanning

I find the emergence of the short, highly accessible video - on sites such as YouTube and Vimeo - to be one of the great developments in communications and social media over the last decade. Even as a dedicated wordsmith, I believe photos and, by extension, videos, can sometimes convey much more information and be much more compelling than mere words. This is why we created a video channel for sustainable communities at NRDC, now hosting a library of some 136 entries (and growing) - some of them self-produced, most of them curated favorites produced by others - on cities, regions, and neighborhoods. Take a look sometime. For today, here are five short videos that look at cities in very different ways from most of what we see in the environmental and urbanist blogs I write for. Enjoy. First up is a segment of the stop-gap paper animation film Metropolis , by Rob Carter. Wat...

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