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.

The Hope of Our Cities

25m 11s

Environmental restoration, urban farming and criminal rehabilitation are explored.


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    The Hope of Our Cities

    S1 E3 - 25m 11s

    Environmental restoration, urban farming and criminal rehabilitation are explored.

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    The Love of City

    S1 E1 - 25m 11s

    Homelessness, gentrification and new technology are explored.

Extras + Features

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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