People Places Videos
These are video presentations that cover characteristics of people-oriented places and criticisms of urban planning.
- Sprawling from Grace -- Driven to Madness
- A review of the building of an automobile-oriented society and how we might re-orient our living spaces to humans.
- Andrés Duany lecture in San Antonio
- This lecture covers how planning can become more oriented toward people.
Given by Andrés Duany, an urban planner, a founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and one of the authors of
Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream,
it is a clear, articulate, and engaging encapsulation of how to foster people-oriented places. The video of the lecture is divided into these parts:
- People-oriented places versus the elements of sprawl
- Mixed use versus single-use separation
- Connection and choice versus separation and no choice
- Residential mix versus residental monoculture pods
- Affordable, integrated housing in small spaces versus enormous, segregated houses with empty rooms
- Sense of place through human-scale spaces versus people-hostile design experiments and/or banality
- Human-scale spaces with a focus versus enormous, useless open spaces or spaces to accomodate cars
- The people versus the "Gods" (traffic engineers)
- Vertical and unique versus horizontal and bland
- Perils for Pedestrians
- This video series examines issues affecting people who walk and bicycle. Includes videos calling for more walking- and bicycling-friendly cities and showcases of ideas and projects.
- "Streetfilms produces videos that show how cities around the world are reclaiming their streets for pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders."