Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, VA (2015)
1h 10min · Documentary, Biography · 7 November 2015
Robert Simon, a visionary American planner, believes that creating community is more important then building buildings. He envisions 'another way of living' in the suburbs, combining the best of the city with the best of the country. In 1964, he develops the New Town of Reston, VA where he makes his utopian vision a reality. Reston is an international sensation that inspires new trends in suburban development, mixing residential and commercial uses and creating civic open spaces to promote community. Early on, facing financial challenges, he is fired from the project by investors, but he never stops believing in his vision. At age 100 he continues to insist that Reston remain true to its principles as it struggles with new challenges that financial success brings.