Episode 1 was filmed on location in Atlanta, Georgia and Glenwood Park, a new urbanist influenced neighborhood near downtown Atlanta.
In Episode 2 of American Makeover, Duany ‘interprets’ Seaside on a walking tour, showing how many of the groundbreaking ideas it birthed were almost accidental byproducts of an attempt to build a town while totally avoiding debt…aka incremental urbanism.
Sprawl is devouring farmland and destroying wildlife habitat. It traps us in cars and makes us lazy. Today, the average American spends about three hours per day driving – three hours stuck in traffic, emitting carbon, burning oil, wasting time. The harmful effects of sprawl are well chronicled in recent news stories, books, and documentaries. But what is the alternative?
New urbanism is about creating interesting and wonderful places to live, work, shop, eat, and play. They are towns and neighborhoods designed so you can get to most places you need to go by walking.
Where are these new urbanist towns and neighborhoods, and what is it really like to live there? That’s what we hope to show you in this new series, American Makeover.
All six episodes will be broadcast FREE on our youtube channel.