Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Planning Edition

See if you can figure out how planners are within six
degrees of being connected to actor Kevin Bacon.

How public spaces make
cities work

Amanda Burden helped plan some of NY’s newest
public spaces, drawing on her experience as an animal
behaviorist.
Time: 18:28 min
Web address:
https://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_burden_how_pub
lic_spaces_make_cities_work/transcript?language=en

Social Media for
Municipalities
Paper craft video giving basic strategy for use of
social media by municipalities
Time: 4:23 min
Web address: https://vimeo.com/61295756

Conversation with an
Engineer
A resident has a conversation with a project engineer
about the proposed improvements to her street.
Time: 8:34 min
Web address: http://youtu.be/P9BUyWVg1xI

Talking to a Planner
Illustrating the kind of problems that arise when we
don't design our processes in a way that facilitate
communication.
Time: 2:36 min
Web address: https://vimeo.com/17784798

The Stroad
When you combine a street and a road, you get a
STROAD, one of the most dangerous and
unproductive human environments.
Time: 5:15 min
Web address: http://youtu.be/F6jFnOnjzrk

New York's streets? Not
so mean any more
Janette Sadik-Khan, transportation commissioner of
New York City, shares projects that reshaped street
life
Time: 14:02 min
Web address:
https://www.ted.com/talks/janette_sadik_khan_new
_york_s_streets_not_so_mean_any_more

Cities for people: A
lecture by Jan Gehl
Jan Gehl: great observer of urban quality and an
indispensable philosopher of cities as solutions to the
environmental and health crises that we face.
Time: 1:00:41
Web address: http://youtu.be/KL_RYm8zs28

How to design
breakthrough inventions
Global firm IDEO incorporates human behavior into
product design -- an innovative approach being
taught at Stanford
Time: 12:40 min
Web address: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/howto-design-breakthrough-inventions-07-01-2013/

Virtutes Architectura
Architect Edmund Bacon (Father of Modern
Philadelphia & of Kevin Bacon) uses loads of
wonderful models and diagrams along with
Part 1- 29:20 min
appearances from a variety of architects and
planners describing their roles in the redevelopment
of Philadelphia.
Time: 2:07 min
Web address: https://vimeo.com/52770775

Part 2- 28:08 min

Adam Bienenstock on
Collaboration

International expert on natural playscapes and park
designs talks about the importance of collaboration
Time: 1:00 min
Web address:
http://civicblogger.blogspot.ca/2014/09/urbandesign-is-team-sport.html

The Art of Hosting - Open
Space Technology
Overview of the self organizing collaborative process
Time: 3:10min
Web address: https://vimeo.com/69798729

Leader 3P Project
A look at the use of LEGO in redesigning rural health
care.
Time: 8:30 min
Web address: https://vimeo.com/43855100

Stanley King and Susan
Chung at CU ENVD
Finding the sweet spot: engaging youth in the design
dialogue for planning their neighbourhoods
Time: 46:52 min
Web address: https://vimeo.com/79985366

Edmund Bacon Skates
Love Park
On October 28, 2002—at age 92—Bacon rode a
skateboard to protest the ban on skateboarding.
Time: 0:44 min
Web address: https://vimeo.com/57981966

How To Build a Better
Block
Opposite to the 'top down' concept of urban design
is BETTER BLOCK
Time: 18:10 min
Web address: http://youtu.be/ntwqVDzdqAU

The shareable future of
cities
Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based
green projects that expand our access to things we
want and need
Time: 10:31 min
Web address:
https://www.ted.com/talks/alex_steffen

Marshall McLuhan - The
World is a Global Village
Seeing the connected world well before it was a
reality.
Time: 8:44 min
Web address: http://youtu.be/HeDnPP6ntic

Dr Mike’s 23 ½ hours
What is the single best thing we can do for our
community’s health?
Time: 9:18 min
Web address: http://youtu.be/aUaInS6HIGo

Remarks from Dan Burden,
Honorary Member, OPPI
Upon receiving his Honorary Membership, Dan takes
a moment to reflect on his work with over 3500
communities (“half way through his journey”)
Time: 2:03 min
Web address: http://youtu.be/P9BUyWVg1xI

The walkable city

Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from
dependence on the car — which he calls "a gasbelching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic
device"
Time: 16;56 min
Web address:
https://www.ted.com/talks/jeff_speck_the_walkable
_city

Revisiting Donald
Appleyard's Livable Streets
Explores three studies in "Livable Streets" that
measured, for the first time, the effect of traffic on
our social interactions and how we perceive our own
homes and neighborhoods.
Time: 5:59 min
Web address: https://vimeo.com/16399180

The ghastly tragedy of
the suburbs
In James Howard Kunstler's view, public spaces
should be inspired centers of civic life and the
physical manifestation of the common good.
Time: 19:44 min
Web address:
https://www.ted.com/talks/james_howard_kunstler_
dissects_suburbia

SEASIDE, THE CITY OF
IDEAS
Explore the city they call "the cradle of New
Urbanism" with the man who helped design it 30
years ago, Andrés Duany.
Time: 15:35 min
Web address: http://youtu.be/Z9F4PDPUS24

Retrofitting suburbia
The big design and development project of the next
50 years is going to be retrofitting suburbia
Time: 19:23 min
Web address:
https://www.ted.com/talks/ellen_dunham_jones_ret
rofitting_suburbia/transcript?language=en

A new vision for
rebuilding Detroit
City planner Toni Griffin asks us to imagine an
entrepreneurial future for the city's 700,000 residents
Time: 11:48 min
Web address:
https://www.ted.com/talks/toni_griffin_a_new_visio
n_for_rebuilding_detroit

Curbside Chat
Strongtowns Trailer
Time: 20:51 min
Web address: https://vimeo.com/104128025

Jane Jacobs on urban
design - circa 1969
Jane Jacobs comments on late 1960s Toronto and
Montreal on how they have been planned and built,
while condemning major highways planned for GTO
Time: 11:20 min
Web address:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9833TPWSCY

Westbank Salon Series Larry Beasley (April 15, 2014)
Why great design and architecture should be the
standard, affordability and accessibility, and how to
build better, smarter cities with the help of visionary
planners, developers and designers
Time: 2:09:44
Web address: https://vimeo.com/92811563

Brilliant designs to fit
more people in every city
How can we fit more people into cities without
overcrowding?
Time: 16:41 min
Web address:
https://www.ted.com/talks/kent_larson_brilliant_des
igns_to_fit_more_people_in_every_city

How the Dutch got their
cycle paths
The Netherlands is well known for its excellent
cycling infrastructure. How did the Dutch get this
network of bicycle paths?
Time: 6:29 min
Web address: http://youtu.be/XuBdf9jYj7o

A song of the city
Jaime Lerner reinvented urban space in his native
Curitiba, Brazil. Along the way, he changed the way
city planners worldwide see what’s possible in the
metropolitan landscape
Time: 15:36 min
Web address:
https://www.ted.com/talks/jaime_lerner_sings_of_th
e_city

How food shapes our
cities

Architect Carolyn Steel discusses the daily miracle of
feeding a city, and shows how ancient food routes
shaped the modern world.
Time: 15:40 min
Web address:
https://www.ted.com/talks/carolyn_steel_how_food
_shapes_our_cities

Powers of Ten
Ray and Charles Eames’ film on the relative size of
things
Time: 9:02 min
Web address: https://vimeo.com/6150677

Dan Burden On Great
Responsibility and Future
for Planners
Dan Burden, Honorary OPPI Member, speaks about
the great responsibility the planning profession holds
and where it might be headed in the future.
Time: 1:03 min
Web address: http://youtu.be/ko6wqJI3vhM

Keynote Speaker Richard
Saul Wurman
Richard Saul Wurman, founder of TED, talks about
the 19, 20, 21 vision.
Time: 40:40 min
Web address:
http://video.esri.com/watch/49/keynote-speakerrichard-saul-wurman

The First Four Seasons
The Center for Outdoor Living Design (COLD) is an
ongoing initiative dedicated to improving livability in
cold weather cities by inspiring artists, architects,
and urban designers
Time: 3:43 min
Web address: https://vimeo.com/88105791

Disney’s Magic Highway
A look into the future past.
Time: 8:47 min
Web address: http://youtu.be/TwA7c_rNbJE

Mythbusters Test
Roundabouts
The Mythbusters take on roundabouts
Time: 10:11 min
Web address: http://www.wimp.com/testroundabout/