The “Great Green Places” film project is a series of short web-based documentaries designed to augment the Green Community exhibition at the National Building Museum. The series aims to provide a decoder ring to the general public on what makes successful sustainable spaces. Led by planners, architects and curators, the films break down why these locations work – landscape design, a sense of place, mixed –use development, multiple transit options and activated space. Last month they launched an initiative that lets the general public – design students, planners, architects, community activists – make their own 4-6 minute films documenting sustainable locations in their own neighborhoods. Participants upload their videos to the Great Green Place Vimeo page. They will be selecting the top three films to screen as part of the DC Environmental Film Festival in March, 2010 and will feature the video on the museum’s homepage. Check out the great video above about the U Street Corridor.