Films | Media

Films & Podcasts

American Makeover  |  A web series about new urbanism and a vision for post-sprawl America

Better Cities Film Festival | The Better Cities Film Festival was launched with a vision to move the conversation of urban planning and design onto the silver screen and into the streets, engaging the broader community in the vital work of placemaking and neighborhood revitalization.

Buffalo, America's Best Designed City  |  The story of Buffalo, New York's world class urban design and how today's generation is rediscovering and restoring 'America's Best Designed City.'

The Human Scale  |  Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account.

Redemptification Podcast | Inspiring stories about the redemptification of places. Redemptification is defined as the creative work of renewing a person or place to its intended beauty and glory.

Strong Towns Podcast  |  A weekly conversation that blends fiscal prudence with good urban design to highlight how America can financially strengthen its cities, towns and neighborhoods and, in the process, make them better places to live.

Talking Headways Podcast | A podcast hosted by Streetsblog USA and Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire that explores the intersection of transportation, urban planning, city living, and anything else that piques their interest.

Urbanized | A feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

Twin Cities Documentaries

Media from Past Events


Made to Flourish

Churches for the Common Good Conference 2017

A challenge to churches to envision their sacred space as public space with creative ideas for loving the neighborhood.

Listen to the audio from the first conference led by Proximity Project in the Twin Cities in Spring of 2014. Sessions include:

Introduction to New Urbanism

Placemaking 101

Shaping Renewal: Why the Setting of God's Restoration Matters More Than You Think


Short Videos on Urban Planning & Design