Estate, a Reverie
The Social Effects of Public Housing in London

Estate, a Reverie - The Social Effects of Public Housing in London
Show More

Related videos

Creating Community: Lafayette Park
The community of Lafayette Park in downtown Detroit, built in the late 1950s and early 1960s, demonstrates a workable solution for urban sprawl. This highly livable neighborhood was planned and built by former Bauhaus architect Mies van der Rohe and regional planner Ludwig Hilberseimer, and landscaped by their colleague, Alfred…
70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green - The Demolition of Public Housing in Chicago
Filmed over a period of 20 years, 70 ACRES IN CHICAGO chronicles the demolition of Chicago's Cabrini Green public housing development, the clearing of an African-American community, and the building of mixed-income communities on the valuable land where Cabrini once stood. More than a specific portrait of a single housing…
Brooklyn Matters - Urban Neighborhoods on the Brink of Change
Brooklyn Matters reveals how a few powerful men tried to tilt the Brooklyn landscape in favor of big real estate at the expense of urban livability. Disregarding time-honored urban planning principles and manipulating a desperate need in the African-American community for jobs and affordable housing, they pushed their own interests…
Green Towns USA: A New Deal
An investigation of three 1930s new towns planned and built by the United States government during the Depression, and how they fare today. Designed as decent, affordable housing for urban workers; families near cities, these towns were based upon the English Garden City concept of shared open land, community center,…
Class Divide - Effects of Gentrification in West Chelsea, NYC
Acclaimed filmmaker Marc Levin explores the effects of hyper-gentrification and rising economic disparity in the NYC neighborhood of West Chelsea. On one side of the intersection of 10th Ave. and 26th St. sits Avenues: The World School, an elite, state-of-the art private school (pre-K through 12th grade) with a $40,000…
Made in Brooklyn - Urban Manufacturing and the Future of Cities
The compelling stories of factories that flourish in Brooklyn, NY, challenge the notion that manufacturing is dead in America. Workers reveal how their jobs bring not only regular pay checks, but meaningful relationships, enhanced self-esteem, and pride in themselves and their products. Made in Brooklyn has lessons about the economy…
Homes and Hands - Community Land Trusts in Action
Three tenacious and visionary communities deliver the American dream of owning a home to low-income residents. It has been over 40 years since leaders of the southern civil rights movement formed the first community land trust to secure access to land for African-Americans. This equitable and sustainable model of affordable…
Public Housing - A Look at Poverty in Chicago
PUBLIC HOUSING documents daily life at the Ida B. Wells public housing development in Chicago. The film illustrates some of the experiences of people living in conditions of extreme poverty. Events shown include the work of the tenants council, street life, the role of police, job training programs, drug education,…
Priced Out - 15 Years of Gentrification in Portland, Oregon
This documentary explores the complexities and contradictions of gentrification and life after the era of "the ghetto." It powerfully illustrates how government policies and market forces combine to destroy and rebuild neighborhoods. Some embrace new investment at first, but few are left standing when new money moves in and old…
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth 
It began as a housing marvel. Built in 1956, Pruitt-Igoe was heralded as the model public housing project of the future, "the poor man's penthouse." Two decades later, it ended in rubble - its razing an iconic event that the architectural theorist Charles Jencks famously called "the death of modernism."…
Passionate Nature: Chicago Parks of Alfred Caldwell
Alfred Caldwell was the last of the great prairie landscape architects of the 20th century, influenced by his mentor, Jens Jensen, and by Frank Lloyd Wright. He taught alongside Mies van der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He was an architect, educator, landscape architect, poet, and historian (1903-1998),…
Welfare - The Complexity of America's Welfare System
WELFARE shows the nature and complexity of the welfare system in sequences illustrating the staggering diversity of problems that constitute welfare: housing, unemployment, divorce, medical and psychiatric problems, abandoned and abused children, and the elderly. These issues are presented in a context where welfare workers as well as clients struggle…