Life on Wheels Documentary Screening & Conversation - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Life on Wheels Documentary Screening & Conversation

November 12, 2020, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT

This is a past event

Online via GoToWebinar

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council, Perkins & Will, SmartGO

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Join MPC for our first virtual documentary screening of Life on Wheels from the safety and comfort of home. Grab your favorite drink, relax and enjoy this interactive experience with us. 

Life on Wheels tells the compelling story of a culture on the verge of a revolution that will transform our economy, our environment, and the rhythms of our everyday lives. In this documentary, a collection of mobility mavens, technologists, and visionaries takes viewers on a journey through the highways, back alleys, and futurescapes of transportation – how we get from here to there. Life on Wheels addresses the promises, dangers, and absurdities of our current auto-centric transportation system and explores new possibilities and stories of change. The subject of mobility has vast implications. It touches our core values of freedom, health, safety, and happiness. It hits our pocketbooks and impacts how we spend our time and energy. It literally shapes our landscapes, cities, and social conditions. The path we choose will have profound implications for us and for future generations.

This film brings together disparate voices to paint pictures of potential futures based on new social movements and lifestyle trends, emerging technologies, and new business models. We depict an entire industry and infrastructure on the brink of fundamental change. As businesses, citizens, and policymakers make decisions that will shape our movements for the decades to come, the voices in this film offer vital new perspectives. It’s an urgent conversation with complex consequences. 

Read more about the film on Forbes.


  • Andrew Broderick, AICP, Senior Designer, Perkins&Will
  • Emily Castor Warren, Senior Policy Advisor, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates
  • Romina Castillo, Community Planner, Muse Community Design


  • Audrey Wennink, Director of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Council

Thank you Perkins&Will for generously sponsoring this event and thank you to our event partner, SmartGO.

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