Thursday, February 21, 7:15 p.m.

MICA – 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore

Please plan to join us for a free public screening of the final cut of the new VPC film produced by local filmmaker and MICA faculty member, Allen Moore. The movie, Designing With Nature…The Plan for the Valleys, has been in the works for almost two years. It provides a brief history of the Valleys Planning Council, a citizen-led non-profit in northern Baltimore County, and the brilliant work of the talented landscape architect Ian McHarg who, along with a team of consultants, penned the landmark plan back in the early 1960s.

The Plan for the Valleys was one of the first land planning documents to use ecology as the central theme. The film features vintage footage of the entertaining McHarg, as well as interviews with a variety of characters involved in the organization over five decades. The proof is in the pudding, and the film skillfully and beautifully shows the product of smart growth: a stunning, rural countryside that supports outstanding agricultural and equine industries that pay enormous dividends to current and future generations in terms of both a healthy economy and healthy environment.

Come see this wonderful testament to citizen action and visionary planning. Reservations are not required, but the VPC staff would like a rough headcount, so please email if you plan to attend.