A WEDU and Florida Humanities Council Production:
Urban planner and landscape architect John Nolen saw a chance to design his model city in Venice, Florida. However, designs for a just and united society ran headlong into a segregated Southern reality, but ultimately resulted in a unique blend of charm, architectural interest, public green spaces and walkability now coined as “new urbanism.” His legacy is a timeless framework for creating better communities in the 21st century and is explored in a new WEDU documentary Venice, Florida: Moving Forward by Looking Back, premiering on Thursday, May 13 at 9 pm.
Produced by WEDU with a grant from the Florida Humanities Council, this half-hour documentary explores the history of Venice from a master planned community, funded in part by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers who wanted a sunny utopian for their brotherhood – to today’s “new urbanism” – which isn’t new at all for this charming city by the sea.
This Production is supported by:
Florida Humanities Council
with help from Village On The Isle, Crow’s Nest Restaurant, and viewers like you.