Building Community: Exploring City Planning and Architecture Through Film

The City of Durango Community Development Department is hosting a free movie festival Human Scalethat includes a discussion on how urban design and architecture can influence and define communities. “Building Community: Exploring City Planning and Architecture Through Film” will begin with a documentary film about the work of Danish architect Jan Gehl, The Human Scale, at 5 p.m. April 13 at the Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio.


April 13: The Human Scale.
July 19: Urbanized
Oct. 12: Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
Jan. 11: TBD

For more information:
Savannah Lytle, (970) 375-4850 or email.

Playing April 13

The Human Scale (2013)

50% of the world's population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. The Human Scale meets thinkers, architects and urban planners across the globe.

- Ann Christensen, managing principal DHM Design.
- Rick Feeney, architect, Feeney Architect.
- Devin King, multimodal administrator, City of Durango.

Playing July 19

Urbanized (2011)

A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

Playing Oct. 12

Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (1974)

This highly influential film in architecture and planning circles by William H. Whyte analyzes the success and failures of urban spaces. Observing the natural order of spaces and the way people move through them, Whyte provides an intuitive critique of urban spaces and ways these spaces can be improved.