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Community by Design (3/10)


This is also part of this series: Ways We Live: Exploring Community (10)

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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Asterisk
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 26 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: Yes

Copyright Date: 1997
Available in French: No

This program explores the role that design plays in community and it visits some of the most progressive thinkers on the subject. It goes to San Francisco to listen to "new urbanist" planner Peter Calthorpe; to Berkeley for "Eco-City Berkeley" author Richard Register; to Toronto to meet architect John van Nostrand; and to a Vancouver suburb where an unusual development called Murray's Corner has become an experiment in human-scale design. It has brought together people of different income levels into a new neighborhood--where there are pocket-sized parks, old fashioned front porches, garages discreetly around the back, and rental units actually planned for.