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Tea and Conversation with Michael E. Arth

MICHAEL E. ARTH is an author and polymath with professional experience in art, printmaking, photography, filmmaking, architecture, building construction, landscape design, urban design, city planning, future studies, and public policy analysis.

His documentary films include: New Urban Cowboy: Toward a New Pedestrianism (2008) (link to YouTube), Out of the Woods: Life and Death in Dirty Dave’s Homeless Camp (2011), Gov’nor: A Man on a Bicycle, With No Money, Takes on the Fat Cats, Dirty Politics (and His Wife) to Run for Governor of Florida(2011), Midwives(in post-production), The Labors of Hercules: Modern Solutions to 12 Herculean Problems (in production).

Michael has designed, built, or rebuilt over 60 buildings. In 1999, he founded an urban design movement called New Pedestrianism, which is a more pedestrian-oriented version of New Urbanism. He has designed several new towns. If The Time Traveler comes true, his design for Capital City, an experimental new town on the edge of Washington D.C., will be built in the 2020s.


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