Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation is pleased to partner with Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville in screening architecture and urban design films. This is in addition to PHLF's ongoing education programs like city and neighborhood walking tours, and events offered at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center.
A documentary about the Minnesota Experimental City project, a futuristic attempt to solve urban problems by creating a full-size city from scratch in the isolated woods of northern Minnesota. At the heart of the story is a renowned scientist, inventor and comic-strip author Athelstan Spilhaus, who dreams of a new kind of planned city – a truly experimental city that continuously changes to find workable urban solutions. It was a compelling vision, with powerful backers, hundreds of experts, and its own state agency. But not everyone fell in line with this newfangled vision for the future.