Reviews of New Urban Cowboy
"Bold Visionary Sets Sights on City" --Columnist Gerry Klein, The
StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK.
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"New Urban Cowboy it's called and it's darned good" -Frankly My Dear ....Movies with Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel. Read the full review.
"...[Arth's] accomplishment is nothing short of a miracle. He did it with hard work, courage, and a lot of luck." --Film Critic Jason Wiener, Jason Watches Movies.
"Topping my list [at the Savannah Film Festival] is a documentary by artist, preservationist, modern-day polymath Michael E. Arth….New Urban Cowboy follows its creator as he faces down drug lords and a skeptical citizenry, resurrecting a dissolute neighborhood in a Central Florida town and turning it into a jewel of New Urbanism, the first triumph of what Arth calls ‘The New Pedestrianism.’”
Joel Weickgenant, SavannahNow
TO URBAN PLANNERS and designers the world over as the father of ‘New
Pedestrianism,’ Michael E. Arth decided to put his groundbreaking ideas
about compact, walking-oriented, mixed-use neighborhoods to the ultimate test….
Jim Morekis, “An Interview with Michael E. Arth,” Connect Savannah. Link to the interview
"....Arth deserves so much respect: he is a dreamer, but a realistic and hardworking dreamer who gets results." -- Sam Fleet, Carbusters Magazine. Link to the review
Any of you who are in the know when it comes to New Urbanism have probably already head of the New Urban Cowboy, aka Michael E. Arth. He's the mind behind New Pedestrianism, a more extreme form of New Urbanism in which pedestrian lanes instead of streets are the main connectors, with garages and car lanes relegated to the backs of buildings. Arth is also an idealist, a visionary, and an insanely hard worker-he's one of the (too few) idealists/visionaries that have the practical know-how and gumption to see their dream through to the end, to its absolute completion.... I'd advise anyone who is overly skeptical of solutions to the problems facing our civilization to see this movie, and to pay close attention. For that matter, anyone who is overly skeptical of our capacity to work together, create positive, major change, and to fulfill our dreams, ought to take a long look at what Michael Arth has done. You just might be inspired. Link to the review