Yesterday, January 19, the AIA screened the "lost" 1967 film "The Walls are Rising" about the future of Dallas.
He says, "Walls Are Rising represents a transitional point in this city’s thinking about itself. Released in the wake of J. Erik Jonsson’s Goals For Dallas program, it is a symptom of a civic enthusiasm that would define how this city would address its problems for the next 50 years. This is a vision of a city handed over to the “experts,” dictated from the top down. It is a city that is looking outside of itself – to the great European capitals, to the models of antiquity, to the successful urban places on the East coast – for answers to problems that are particularly its own."
What a ‘Lost’ 1967 Film Can Teach Us About How To Build Dallas’ Future