December 24, 2011, 11am PST
Eric Jaffe at Atlantic Cities assembles his collection of the best time lapse videos of cities.
Atlantic Cities
July 9, 2011, 9am PDT
This post from <em>The Urbanophile</em> highlights some of the best videos focused on cities.
The Urbanophile
April 24, 2011, 9am PDT
This video from <em>Streetfilms</em> looks into parking and explores why underpriced parking can be bad for cities.
March 28, 2011, 11am PDT
To kick off its Legacy Plan update process, the Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, NC planning board made a music video featuring an original song, a bluegrass band and some familiar scenes.
Winston-Salem Journal
September 20, 2010, 6pm PDT
A short documentary exploring the development challenges that the City of Ventura faces.
The OpenSpace: News For Central Coast Planners
July 28, 2010, 12pm PDT
Blueprint America reports from suburban Atlanta, where getting to the other side of the road is nothing to take for granted.
PBS - Blueprint America
June 3, 2010, 1pm PDT
A new video from <em>Urban Omnibus</em> explores life in five New York neighborhoods, delving into the daily interactions between people and the built environment.
Urban Omnibus
May 24, 2010, 5am PDT
A video created for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) presents a serious look at what infill development would look like in Ventura and Fullerton.
The Source: Transportation News and Views
March 7, 2010, 1pm PST
This video takes a futuristic tour of Tokyo -- through an editing technique that parallels the imagery to give the impression of weightless flight.
Blog post
February 1, 2010, 4pm PST

Some time ago I noted a number of terrific image resourcesfor urban planners. This blog highlights some additional sources.

Ann Forsyth
February 1, 2010, 12pm PST
Two interesting video submissions this week, one an atmospheric tour of Vancouver, BC and one of San Francisco before the 1906 earthquake.
May 21, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>The video website YouTube is home to a growing number of clips that document traffic conditions in cities around the world.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>After a decade spent redesigning the public realm, Melbourne, Australia is a haven of people-oriented development and mobility.</p>
Blog post
April 21, 2007, 3pm PDT

Constantly updated, the internet has created an important tool for accessing up-to date information—text, still images, and video. Increasingly it also provides a window into aspects of history, including planning history, that have previously been difficult to find. Documents, indexes to archival materials, and the photographic and map collections of historical societies are accessible online. Less well known are film and video resources—resources that can be played online or downloaded. The Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division now boasts an outstanding collection of hundreds of videos relevant to urban issues.

Some examples illustrate the range:

Ann Forsyth