Free film screening next week to examine history, future of America's transportation system - Metropolitan Planning Council

Skip to main content

Free film screening next week to examine history, future of America's transportation system

If you dig public transit, documentaries, free entertainment, Detroit, cars, urban planning, architecture or any of the above, then we've got just the event for you! In partnership with Chicago Architecture Foundation and CEOs for Cities, MPC is hosting a community screening of Beyond the Motor City, a documentary on the history and future of transportation in the U.S., next Wednesday, June 23, at 5:30 p.m. at CAF. (Did we mention it's free?)

Beyond the Motor City, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Aaron Woolf (King Corn), takes a broad look at our country’s transportation history through the lens of the experience of Detroit, a city once renowned for its auto manufacturing and now notorious for its extreme deterioration. In a journey that takes viewers into the neighborhoods of Detroit and then beyond to Spain, California, and D.C., Beyond the Motor City urges viewers to ask how we might finally push America’s transportation system into the 21st Century.

Beyond the Motor City is part of Blueprint America, a national, multi-platform initiative examining the state of America's transportation infrastructure. Blueprint America was created and produced by Thirteen for WNET.ORG and supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and Surdna Foundation.

Carol Coletta, president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, will provide opening remarks. While the event is free, registration is required because capacity is limited. Register today!


  1. 1. Patrick from KUiRmdJLloGUFPbg on November 5, 2012

    Even if you see moving conpmay prices as cheap there are hidden costs that make all of them the SAME! And this comes from a recent moving experience, moved 30 blocks, literally, and the price was the same as if I moved out of state good luck!

More posts by Mandy

All posts by Mandy »

MPC on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter »

Stay in the loop!

MPC's Regionalist newsletter keeps you up to date with our work and our upcoming events.?

Subscribe to Regionalist

Most popular news

Browse by date »

This page can be found online at

Metropolitan Planning Council 140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616

Sign up for newsletter and alerts »

Shaping a better, bolder, more equitable future for everyone

For more than 85 years, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has partnered with communities, businesses, and governments to unleash the greatness of the Chicago region. We believe that every neighborhood has promise, every community should be heard, and every person can thrive. To tackle the toughest urban planning and development challenges, we create collaborations that change perceptions, conversations—and the status quo. Read more about our work »

Donate »