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Blueprint America

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
The Next American System: [VIDEO] The Power House

In documenting the Great Rescission, not many images are used more than those of a broken down Detroit. A city hit even harder by the financial struggles of the big three automobile companies, it has emptied -- built for 2 million people, it now has half that number. Nearly one-third of the land is unused, and some 80,000 homes are vacant. Still, one local couple sees potential. They are building the 'Power House'.

Feb 6th, 2010

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The Next American System: [REPORT] High-Speed Rail America

A national high-speed rail plan was put forward by President Barack Obama in April 2009, just months after he set aside $8 billion in stimulus funds to begin such an undertaking. At the end of January this year, the White House selected 13 passenger rail corridors in 31 states to receive stimulus funding. High-speed rail projects in California, Florida and Illinois were the big winners.

Feb 3rd, 2010

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The Next American System: [VIDEO] The Master Builder (1977)

''Those who can, build,'' Robert Moses at one time said. ''Those who can't, criticize.'' From the Public Television archives at THIRTEEN/ WNET in New York, an hour long interview from 1977 with Robert Moses, the "master builder" of modern day New York City. But more than just New York, Moses set an example nationwide of how to build the American City of the 20th Century.

Feb 3rd, 2010

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The Next American System: [VIDEO] Spain: The Next American System?

Spain has been able to leverage funds for its infrastructure -- especially high-speed rail -- to an amount the United States cannot currently match. Norman Anderson, President and CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure (a Washington, D.C. based consulting group), explains how Spain has been able to finance its infrastructure build out, and what America has to learn.

Feb 2nd, 2010

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The Next American System: [VIDEO] The Crises

Eric Rauchway, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, makes the case that movements to advance American infrastructure, since the beginning, have been brought on by times of national crisis. But, will the current American crisis -- the Great Recession -- advance infrastructure again?

Jan 25th, 2010

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The Next American System: [OP-ED] 1808 – 1908 – 2008: National Planning for America

Robert Fishman, University of Michigan professor, on the role that national planning has played in shaping America's development.

Jan 23rd, 2010

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The Next American System: [MAP] High-Speed Rail America

A map of what high-speed rail might look like in America -- but, it is a slow train coming.

Jan 12th, 2010

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The Next American System: [VIDEO] Detroit Town Hall

From Detroit Public Television (DPTV) -- Detroit's transportation future plays a starring role in Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City. DPTV and the Kresge Foundation recently hosted a screening and panel discussion at the Detroit Public Library.

Jan 6th, 2010

Blueprint America
[Preview]

Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City examines how Detroit, a symbol of America’s diminishing status in the world, may come to represent the future of transportation and progress in America. The film debuts nationally on PBS on February 8 at 10 pm (check local listings).

Dec 18th, 2009
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