The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, CONNECT, and 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, invite you to a special screening of:
The New Metropolis
A screening of The New Metropolis, an award winning documentary by Andrea Torrice, will be in Wilkinsburg on March 22nd at 6pm at the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Housing Resource Center. Join fellow Wilkinsburg residents, business owners, community leaders, and public officials to participate in this special screening and community conversation.
America’s “first” suburbs, those suburban communities built next to America’s urban centers, were once the birthplace of the American Dream. Seeking to escape the smokestacks of the central cities, and a housing shortage following World War II, thousands of middle class families flocked to the newly-constructed suburban homes.
The New Metropolis illustrates how many of these original suburbs are now facing crisis: a dwindling tax base, population and business loss, decaying infrastructure, and demographic changes. Lacking federal and state government policies to help reverse these trends, our towns must connect to affect policy, develop advocacy networks and create strategies to achieve reinvestment and revitalization.
Come view this powerful film and engage in a community conversation about the shared challenges and opportunities that communities like Wilkinsburg face, the strategies that we can deploy to confront and overcome such challenges, and the successes that suburbs around the country have achieved through community collaborations, reinvestment, and advocacy.
The event is free but seating is LIMITED. All attendees are requested to register so that everyone has a seat! Please register here or RSVP BY March 18th to Andrea McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-471-3727 ext. 16 for details.