Culture

One Day in the American City

Dive deep into the real stories that shape urban America. Filmed entirely in one 24-hour period, thousands of filmmakers capture joys and struggles, begging the question: What is the future of the American city? An investigation, prompted by 10 questions, brings together voices of experts and everyday people. From city mayors to homeless citizens, learn from a unique community investigation.

What Are Our Cities’ Biggest Challenges?

2m 20s

Through the opinions of everyday citizens to city planners, this clip explores an introduction to what challenges our urban environments. By assembling a montage of perspectives, we not only see the diversity of the issues faced, but also how local challenges are often faced on a national level.

Extras + Features

  • Change Can Happen: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Change Can Happen

    S1 E3 - 5m 19s

    How is technology shaping the urban experience? From ride sharing, to social media, to big data, technology reinvents and transforms community. We see that the city is actually not a self-contained bubble, but a bigger web of interactions that is always changing. This change, when carefully managed, can lead to great advancement.

  • Skid Row in Search of a Solution: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Skid Row in Search of a Solution

    S1 E2 - 3m 13s

    General Dogon, of LA Community Action Network, takes us on a tour of Skid Row. Dogon explains the challenging economic and social dynamics in play while searching for a solution to the area’s homelessness epidemic. His personal involvement offers a raw point of view of the struggle to balance out the extreme wealth disparity of the area.

  • What Are Our Cities’ Biggest Challenges?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What Are Our Cities’ Biggest Challenges?

    S1 E1 - 2m 20s

    Through the opinions of everyday citizens to city planners, this clip explores an introduction to what challenges our urban environments. By assembling a montage of perspectives, we not only see the diversity of the issues faced, but also how local challenges are often faced on a national level.

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