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Re-Introducing Zozo, our Lovable Livable Streets Hero!

Back in the Summer of 2010, the Streetfilms crew shot & edited ten wonderful vignettes starring Zozo, a purple Henson-designed creature, for the now-defunct Livable Streets Education. It was a great team effort from our colleagues Kim Wiley-Schwartz and Rebecca Jacobs as well as the hugely talented folks we partnered with to write and plan […]

Mark Gorton Brings the Livable Streets Message to India

Last week Streetfilms founder Mark Gorton was on a speaking tour in India and we were there to document. Here's a taste of the tour.   Mark is an information technology and finance entrepreneur, and he was able to bring his presentation, "Rethinking the Automobile: Lessons from 100 years of Urban Experience with the Automobile” to […]

Streetfilms Testimonials: It’s Official, You Love Us!

At our Streetfilms fundraiser in November we set up a cool testimonial booth where attendees could share their thoughts: what Streetfilms influence has been, how our mission has helped them personally and the value we provide the world as a resource. We'd like to thank the dozens of folks who gave us kind answers in […]

Meet Zozo! (Official Website Launch)

Today we are happy to announce that Zozo, our purple, livable streets mascot finally has his own website!  Just go to www.meetzozo.com to check out all ten of the Zozo shorts - including films about walking, biking, car sharing and transit as Zozo walks the streets of Park Slope in Brooklyn, NY. It's very educational […]

Revisiting Donald Appleyard’s Livable Streets

Today we're revisiting Appleyard's work in the second installment of our series, "Fixing the Great Mistake." This video 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.

L.A. Street Summit 2010: Building Momentum for Change

Whatever way you slice it, the L.A. Streets Summit 2010 was a big success.  Take a gander at our wrap-up vid featuring many voices from the hundreds of conference attendees who made connections and started some L.A. synergy for livable streets. As a special bonus, NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan (who spoke at Occidental College […]

PARKing Day 2009 NYC

This year we took it down a notch. After covering PARK(ing) Day events for the past three years, we figured it was about time we got to relax a little and enjoy the space and - frankly - not get dehydrated from bicycling about all day. Oh, that and the fact we were trying out […]

“Stop the Pollution, Pick a Solution”

Brooklyn students learn and rap about pollution, traffic, and the streets around their school.

Summer Streets Are Back!

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this week the return and expansion of the Summer Streets program along with more than 1,500 free events taking place throughout New York City this summer.

San Francisco Carves a Park from the Midst of Its Pavement

The entire family of San Francisco city agencies responsible for maintaining its streets made an unconventional decision to close a portion of a street to cars and convert the new space into a simple, yet elegant, public plaza.

After School with Livable Streets Education

Livable Streets Education brings real world issues into the classroom and the classroom out into the real world.

Block Party NYC

2008 was the kickoff for BlockParty NYC, a new on-line initiative to promote block parties in the five boroughs. To celebrate block parties where people enjoy their blocks free from the usual hazards of car-filled streets, we created this mini film.

Trailer: The Search for the Zozo

Have you seen the Zozo?

Making Streets Safer for Seniors

This video is an overview of what Transportation Alternatives, New York State Department of Health, NYC DOT, community groups, and elected officials are doing to promote safe streets for seniors.

People Friendly Design in London

London re-imagines its streets into more people-friendly public spaces.