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The Constant Future – A Century of the Regional Plan

April 14, 7:30 pm8:30 pm.
April 14, 2023- Alexander Severin

James Sanders’s dramatic images transport one to a “dream city” of imagination and possibilities, of dazzling urban visions, built and unbuilt—and of the transformative ideas that have reshaped New York, its surrounding region, and, in time, cities all around the world. Archival video sequences trace the epic story of New York and its environs: the first urban area in the world to reconceive itself as a regional metropolis, an idea so familiar today it is almost commonplace, but a radical, innovative, and daring new way of thinking in the 1920s. The program features RPA’s four landmark Regional Plans—from 1929, 1968, 1996, and 2017— serve as the center point around which the story of the metropolis revolves. James Sanders is an architect and co-writer and producer with Ric Burns of the Emmy Award-winning eight-part PBS series, New York: A Documentary Film.


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