When: Wed., Nov. 16, 6:30-9 p.m. 2016
Presented by the San Antonio chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU-San Antonio), the inaugural New Urbanism Film Festival, which is basically a mini version of the one that takes place annually in Los Angeles, features lms on the topic of the built environment. According to CNU-SA co-chair Sarah Esserlieu, “built environment” is de ned as “the physical man-made world we interact with every day. It’s the urban and suburban environment — the streets we live on, the houses we live in, the places we work and the systems that make it all function.” Esserlieu said the lms chosen to screen are ones CNU-SA felt would resonate the most with local citizens. They highlight issues on suburban sprawl, transportation, urban farming, historic preservation, in ll development and diversity. “[The festival] is done in a relatable way that can help continue the community conversations currently happening as San Antonio continues to grow.” Films include Sprawlanta (on new urban development in Atlanta), I’d Rather Stay (on how cities and suburbs impact the lives of senior citizens) and Brooklyn Farmer (on growing food atop city roofs).