WHRO, through its Center for Regional Citizenship, joined ten PBS partner stations to support Blueprint America's "Livable Future: Local Solutions" project, reporting on local, state, and federal efforts to use transportation and transportation policy to create more equitable, convenient, greener, cleaner, and healthier communities.
Blueprint America was developed and produced by Thirteen/WNET as a unique and major national broadcast initiative focusing on the nation's decaying, neglected, and under-funded infrastructure. Now more than ever, it is crucial to understand how decisions about money spent on infrastructure can affect our ways of life, our economic growth and energy security, and our ability to deal with climate change.
Blueprint America created two primetime PBS broadcasts, "Road to the Future" and "Beyond the Motor City." The suggested discussion questions may be used by local viewers as a guide to consider how the Hampton Roads region addresses transportation issues and works to create a more livable future.
The CRC partnered with the Healthy Portsmouth initiative to create two videos that draw attention to the relationship between transportation and health. The City of Portsmouth is engaging diverse stakeholders to assess community infrastructure and promote more walkable and bikeable communities.
Watch "Livable Future: Local Solutions" (2010)
Watch "Livable Future: Local Solutions in Portsmouth" (2010)
Road to the Future
Beyond the Motor City
Major Support for the Blueprint America Livable Future: Local Solutions project is provided by The Rockefeller Foundation