Saving the City Preview and Discussion

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Ron Blatman will screen and discuss a portion of the upcoming documentary film Saving the City. Saving the City is a lively and provocative series of four one hour programs for public television celebrating the energy and excitement of our cities. Telling stories through the eyes of people who use the city, Saving the City highlights successful and unsuccessful examples of urban development and redevelopment throughout the United States and Canada. The focus is on downtowns and surrounding neighborhoods, the most visible and visited part of our cities.

Ron Blatman is executive producer, producer and creator of Saving the City. He created and produced the acclaimed Saving the Bay PBS series about the history of San Francisco Bay. Ron previously worked in real estate development and finance in his native San Francisco and on Wall Street in New York, as well as serving as Director of Business Development in the San Francisco mayor's office in the early 1990s. He earned an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School and a concurrent Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley.