blueprint_americaAs part of WNET's Blueprint America series supported in part by Surdna, this new documentary, Beyond the Motor City, examines how Detroit's past investments in infrastructure have shaped the city's physical layout, population growth and economic development -- and helped determine its current place as a symbol of the United States' lagging and outdated transportation system.  The documentary takes viewers on a journey from the city's past -- when it boasted the nation's most extensive streetcar system -- to its present blighted urban landscape, before showcasing modern transportation innovations in Spain, California, and Washington, where 21st century systems are transforming cities and demonstrating the possibilities for a renewed vision of the role of infrastructure in Detroit and across America.

If you missed the on-air showing, you can now view the entire documentary on the PBS Website.

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