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 vs. Cars is a feature-length, in-progress  that hopes to be part of the global movement by shedding light on the city’s car-centric past and bike-friendly future. Learn more and join the cause at the Bikes vs Cars Kickstarter Campaign website. 


Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

From 1941 to 1978, this husband-and-wife team brought unique talents to their partnership. He was an architect by training, she was a painter and sculptor. Together they are considered America’s most important and influential designers, whose work helped, literally, shape the second half of the 20th century and remains culturally vital and commercially popular today. They are, perhaps, best remembered for their mid-century modern furniture, built from novel materials like molded plywood, fiberglass-reinforced plastic, bent metal wire and aluminum – offering consumers beautiful, functional, yet inexpensive products. Revered for their designs and fascinating as individuals, Charles and Ray have risen to iconic status in American culture. But their influence on significant events and movements in American life – from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age – has been less widely understood. Charles and Ray Eames are now profiled as part of American Masters. A film by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey. Narrated by James Franco.


History of the Internet

"History of the Internet" is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet.
The history is told using the PICOL icons on


Steve Jobs One Last Thing


ULI and National Association of Homebuilders Warns of Urban Sprawl… in 1959!

And here we are in 2012 soon.

This 1959 film, “Community Growth, Crisis and Challenge,” warns citizens, developers, and city officials of the dangers of urban sprawl. This historical artifact, co-sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Urban Land Institute ULI) provides alternative approaches to land development. The film was produced by the NAHB.

via humanscalecities:


Urbanized // Gary Hustwit

"The director of Helvetica and Objectified completes his design trilogy with this fascinating examination of the lives of cities. Delving into the issues and strategies behind urban design, he visits the world’s foremost architects, policymakers, thinkers and activists. 75% of the world will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are growing explosively, others are shrinking. Exploring a diverse, international range of urban design projects, URBANIZED frames a global discussion on our urban future."

Hopefully coming to Kansas City soon.



This is the trailer of a crowd sourced video production about the future of Detroit by

Listen to the why people move, love or hate the city and judge by yourself what possibilities the city has in the future.

It would be great if an American university who would like to develop visions for 2050 in Detroit could join the FutureCityLab. Anyone out there?

Via futurecitylab