American Urban Experience, The

  • 1983 ----- color ----- 27 min ----- vhs///
  • (Understanding Cities series, Part 4) Traces the history of the American vision of what the city has been and could become from the original intentions of George Washington for the nation's capital to the design of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago that integrated city and country to current and future possibilities for renewal and change. Demonstrates how changing technology, especially in production and transportation, has affected the evolving form of the city and how the American commitment to community is expressed in metropolitan areas today.
  • Topics: (Architecture, Cities and Towns, Urban Planning/Restoration)