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Cynthia Nei McGill, University Urban Design Department

“Well-conceived and skillfully written, City 21 is well worth your time.
It is an insightful and poignant documentary that reflects the interests and trends of the 21st century lifestyles we currently live in.
City 21 portrays a theme that all can relate to—a drastic need for change in our lifestyles and the ways we conduct business in our cities in order to keep our planet more livable for future generations. Zelov and Cousineau’s latest documentary succeeds in capturing the everyday reality of the issues facing the 21st century urban landscape while maintaining a focused approach towards sustainability throughout the film. The film delivers valuable insight from various perspectives on city planning history, sustainable approaches in design by transporting the viewer to various parts of the western world.”

Mary Myers, Chair – Department of Landscape Architecture,Temple University

“City21 was an eye opener–filled with lots of interesting content and perspective.

One of the interesting aspects of the way you made the film, and the showcased projects, was its message that multiple perspectives and design results are acceptable, perhaps necessary, to meeting the challenge of creating sustainable environments.

This understanding requires a level of maturity and reflection. It leaves the audience with much to think about”.

Miro Lipinski, Editor in Chief,New Vision Magazine

City21 engages the viewer in focused aspirations and thoughts, as well as tantalizing points of discussion, of what our living environment can be just around the corner if we use creativity, Intelligence, and proven sustainable modalities.

The film advocates for the recognition of the spirit in architecture and the goal of building cities that do not demean, but ennoble, that do not harm the environment, but merge with it in a symbiotic relationship to create something where we can all live in peace and in spiritual and creative prosperity.