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Documentary Now Available on Amazon and Policy in Motion!

Al Gore may have produced An Inconvenient Truth, but on August 10th Policy in Motion premiered a film documentary depicting the very convenient truth that by investing in better communities we can improve quality of life, economic growth, as well as meet environmental goals. Joined by state agency policymakers and leaders in local implementation, a new conversation began around integrated approaches to fostering sustainable communities through collaboration and innovation. Lauren Michele awarded two student scholarships to interns with Policy in Motion’s Career Development Mentorship Program: UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies Graduate Student Brigitte Driller for her help on the Department of Public Health’s Safe Routes to School “Active Transportation Planning and Funding Guide for Local Policy Makers”; and Met Sacramento High School Senior Jeremy Gray (now at film school in New York!) for his incredible commitment, creativity and joy in Directing Growing Beautiful Communities.

Policy in Motion Pictures Presents… Growing Beautiful Communities.

All Proceeds Go to Student Scholarship Fund:

Growing Beautiful Communities is an independently-produced documentary building upon the themes in Lauren Michele’s book Policy in Motion: Transportation Planning in California after AB 32. Through interviews with policy leaders and planners in transportation and sustainability fields, the film illustrates how the POD (People Oriented Development) concept can be used as a process to not only help California meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals but also to create sustainable communities and beautiful places to live. POD is driven by six main areas explored in the film: Job Growth, Community Schools, Places to Play, Quality Travel, Resource Management, and Housing Diversity. Growing Beautiful Communities depicts how an integrated approach to transportation planning and funding can improve community quality of life while meeting California’s environmental and economic goals.


By Lauren Michele

Lauren Michele – Founder/Owner of Policy in Motion – is a policy consultant/advisor and communications strategist, specializing in progressive and non-partisan politics. She helps candidates and clients build campaigns, coalitions, and communication strategies. Lauren has 15 years of experience working with federal, state, and local government agencies; non-profit organizations; foundations; universities; and political/issue campaigns, including a Presidential Campaign and a California State Bond. Ms. Michele has over a decade of experience working virtually both in team and individual environments, with Policy in Motion offices in California. Policy in Motion’s mission is to promote the environmental, economic, and social well being of communities —fostering a sustainable future for all people and the planet.

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