THE NATURE OF CITIES
Wednesday, August 18
7:30 PM: Social time, meet-n-greet
Sunset: Film screening
Shedd Park Pavilion, Lowell
* The Shedd Park Pavilion is located on Rogers Street (Rt. 38) and is visible from the street.
Please bring your own lawn chair for use under the Pavilion!
The LFC continues its great partnership with Lowell’s Green Building Commission and Enterprise Bank & Trust, two local institutions incredibly committed to the community. Produced by Throughline Productions, The Nature of Cities takes us to beautiful, sustainable locales across the globe and introduces us to the concept of bringing our urban environments closer to our natural world. With the current BP tragedy and dangerous levels of global emissions taking over our everyday lives, this film is a MUCH needed journey into environmental hope. We at the LFC couldn’t be more pleased to help bring this important, inspiring film to everyone in our community.
The official synopsis of the film states it perfectly:
“The Nature of Cities explores the projects and people in cities across the world who believe that, even as we become more urbanized, we must reclaim an essential piece of our humanness — our connection to the nature around us. It is our goal to raise the consciousness and understanding of this movement as we explore the need of moving not only to sustainability, but to a regenerative way of living.”
Directed by Boulder-based filmmaker and physician Chuck Davis, the film features Sustainable Communities Professor Timothy Beatley and commentary by author/activist Richard Louv (Last Child in the Woods) and Dr. Stephen Kellert (Biophilic Design). Be prepared to see compelling, groundbreaking sustainable living projects in San Diego, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Freiburg, Malmo, and a real urban bat-cave in the heart of Austin!
The evening is made possible by our generous sponsor Enterprise Bank & Trust and is presented by the Green Building Commission and the Lowell Film Collaborative.
Get a sneak peek of The Nature of Cities: