Rebekah Wingert-Jabi/2015/69 min/Architecture
Wed., March 7, 6:30 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park
CHICAGO-AREA PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: What are the conditions in which nature and social equity can flourish together? As communities across Chicago – and America – try to answer this question, this film provides a blueprint. Another Way of Living explores the vision of Robert Simon (1914-2015). While 1950s suburban sprawl fostered individualism and homogeneity, Simon dreamed of another way: one that integrated citizens across racial, economic and religious divides. The result? Reston, Virginia. Despite early challenges, the town became an international sensation and continues to inspire us today.