Enough with extreme kitchen remodels and plastic surgery - what really needs a makeover is the American city! Our towns, neighborhoods and public spaces are full of ugly sprawl, with huge consequences for our health and environment.
American Makeover is a six-episode web series taking you to six cities across America in search of the antidote to suburban sprawl.
Click here to watch our pilot episode about Atlanta, Georgia and the Glenwood Park Neighborhood built by Charles Brewer.
Sprawl: American Dream or American Nightmare?
Sprawl is devouring farmland and destroying wildlife habitat. It traps us in cars and makes us lazy. Today, the average American spends about three hours per day driving - three hours stuck in traffic, emitting carbon, burning oil, wasting time. The harmful effects of sprawl are well chronicled in recent news stories, books, and documentaries. But what is the alternative?
New Urbanism: The Alternative to Sprawl
New urbanism is about creating interesting and wonderful places to live, work, shop, eat, and play. They are towns and neighborhoods designed so you can get to most places you need to go by walking.
Where are these new urbanist towns and neighborhoods, and what is it really like to live there? That's what we hope to show you in this new series, American Makeover.
All six episodes will be broadcast FREE on our youtube channel.
DVD Coming Soon
The special edition DVD will feature the entire American Makeover series plus our award-winning short film "Built to Last" and many other bonus features.
We're offering a limited number of sponsorship packages on future episodes. If your company or organization is interested in this unique branding opportunity, contact producer Chris Elisara.