Screening: End of Suburbia (2004, USA, 78 min.)
Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 6–8 pm
Since World War II, North Americans have invested much of their newfound wealth in suburbia. But its promises of space, affordability, and upward mobility have proven hollow. This prescient film predicted in 2004 that when oil prices began to rise dramatically (as they did in 2008), the end of suburbia would only be the beginning of a much greater unraveling of the American Way of Life.
Join director Greg Greene after the film in a discussion of the current state of cities in North America, and how New York can become resilient to near-future shocks such as peak oil, freak weather, and deepening economic turmoil.
6 pm open seating
6:15 pm screening
An Archtober event
Image: courtesy of Gregory Greene