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City Walk is a video series that explores American cities on foot. Now in its second season, each episode takes viewers on a journey to highlight the relationship between movement and place. Along the way, City Walk dives into the historic people and places that have shaped walking in the US like visionary Fredrick Law Olmsted the Rose Bowl stadium.
Check out some of the half-hour episodes below:
Design Is People
Season 1, Episode 1
“The premiere episode of City Walk shines a spotlight on the most exotic and exciting walks in America, and travels to cities across the country that are currently transforming themselves into more walkable communities. With stops in Pasadena, Washington D.C., and New York City, the episode offers a personalized look at the changing landscape for pedestrians. We also discover how walking rehabilitation helped teenager Daniela recover from a sudden stroke, and how technology that once promised an easy future may now be harmful to your health. On the lighter side, the episode questions non-walkers on their excuses for sitting around, has fun encouraging people to get up and move with a viral video, and features short vignettes that celebrate the beauty of stepping outside.”
Long Spaces that You Can Dream Away In
Season 1, Episode 7
Episode 7 of “City Walk” takes viewers to Boston, New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles on a very special journey to some of the great parks in America – both old and new.
“We meet legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, whose visionary genius continues to reshape the city of Boston along with virtually every 19th century urban park in the country. We highlight the amazing walkability of Olmsted’s first creation, Central Park in New York.
We visit the still-in-development Los Angeles State Park, currently the home of fairs and gatherings. One such gathering is FYF Fest, where more than 30,000 people take public transportation to hear 57 bands play on four stages in two days!
Our journey concludes with a stroll on The Highline, an elevated, linear park renovated from an abandoned train line and now one of the most popular attractions in New York for tourists and locals alike.”
Ideas In The Streets
Season 2, Episode 2
This episode features a visit to Ocean View Gardens in West L.A.; city hill walks in San Francisco; Walk & Talk Therapy in Central Park; transportation and urban development in Las Vegas; a talk with animator Bill Plympton; and the MoonWalk in New York City.
Walking = Falling Forward
Season 2, Episode 6
Learn why your foot is a superhero as “City Walk” takes you on walks around the racetrack, NYC under the moon, and beyond.
In this special health and fitness episode of “City Walk,” family physician and past President of the American College of Sports Medicine Dr. Bob Sallis gives facts that promote physical fitness as a reliable antidote to the many conditions caused by sedentary lifestyles.
Also covered in the show is the direct link between a healthy diet and walking, plus an in-depth look at the design and anatomy of a single footstep. Other segments explore the concept of “Volkswalking,” a group of adventure-seeking seniors tackling the rain-drenched pathways of the Cleveland Zoo, and a stroll through a NASCAR speedway.