In 2011 we made a deep dive into the North Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Greenpoint to interview 30 community organizations and leaders involved in many different forms of urban activism towards sustainability. The interviews did not follow a script but rather were open-ended conversations about issues such as transportation, water rights, sustainable food and emergent models of working and living.

We interviewed people as close to the site of their work as possible i.e. at their office, near the waterfront or in a café. Following the interviews, we read the transcripts carefully and determined four main themes, or the areas where creative citizens and organizations are collaborating to invent innovative solutions to overcome problems in their neighborhoods.

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Director: Adam McClelland
Producer: Rachel Lehrer
Editors: Adam McClelland, Rachel Lehrer
Composer: Michael Maurice
Executive Producers: Lara Penin, Eduardo Staszowski
A project by: Desis Lab, The New School
Project Granted by: The Rockefeller Foundation
Special Thanks to: Pa-La Loma Bike Club, Time's Up! Baruch Herzfeld, Aaron Naparstek, M ss ng P eces, Dan Sharnoff

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