New Urban Cowboy

8 06 2013

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If you’re looking for an interesting documentary to watch this weekend, check out New Urban Cowboy: Toward a New Pedestrianism. Artist and founder of the New Pedestrian movement Michael Arth moved to DeLand, Florida where he began to purchase and design homes and businesses in the historic “garden district” that had fallen into disrepair. His labors for a renaissance of the formerly run-down area turned into a new way to build towns. Work opportunities based an a pedestrian model brought new life into this urban village.

With a renewed focus on community, and a decreased dependence on our automobiles, the new pedestrian movement is a model I can get behind! What a fascinating look at a hopeful vision for the future.

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