URBAN INNOVATIONS FILM FESTIVAL

(a work in progress…)

 

City Repair in Portland, USA

http://www.cityrepair.org/wiki.php/about

Citizens of Portland create a “sense of place” by transforming ordinary neighborhood intersections into a vibrant public space for local people to gather and form communities.

 

 

Stories of Ecological Design from Around the World

http://www.design-e2.com/

e2 is a public television series that highlights innovative solutions to pressing issues of food, water, transport, energy, and design in urban areas. The stories offer ideas for balancing social, cultural, environmental and economic aspirations. Visit the site regular to view the episodes on-line.

 

 

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-66172489666918336&q=the+power+of+community&ei=HGaPSO_4KYmS4wKujoGSCA

Check out the film that shows the entire Cuban story, how it converted Havana into an organic-food producing city, when the oil crisis hit in the 1990s.

 

 

Jane’s Walk

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4195677381758722138&q=jane's%20walk%20in%20toronto&hl=en

Hear the stories of the walks from the coordinator of the program in Toronto.

 

 

Bicycle Freedom in Paris

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWj7N5Gai3w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUYfdBdQVuE&feature=related

View two different news reports on the Bicycle Freedom Network of Paris.

 

 

Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market, Toronto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzpBuseI6_Y&feature=related

Watch how residents transform a busy market area into a diverse, outdoor dance and music festival every Sunday.

 

 

Ciclovia in Bogota, Colombia 
http://www.streetfilms.org/archives/ciclovia/

The city of Bogota, Colombia, shuts down 70 miles of its streets every Sunday, from 7 am til 2 pm, so its 1.8 million residents can get out and bicycle, roller skate, walk, engage in dance and aerobic classes, meet, enjoy themselves and stay healthy!

 

 

Solar Water Heaters in China

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYDBTPep8ic

Meet the mayor of Rizhao and hear how solar water heaters are being used in every house in the city.

 

 

Conserve Chicago Together, USA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-zoC4Roy_Q

In this promotional video, see samples of the many Green initiatives happening around the city.

 

 

Living in a World Without Waste - Kamikatsu, Japan

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7502071.stm

The Mayor of Kamikatsu, a small community in the hills of eastern Japan, has urged politicians around the world to follow his city’s lead and make themselves "Zero Waste".