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Projects like Saving the City could not happen without the support of generous contributors who see the value in supporting such initiatives. Please help support completion of our opening two episodes (125 years of remaking North American cities) or our next three programs (housing, parks and families).

Contributions are tax-deductible and all funds go through the International Documentary Association, a 501c(3) non-profit.


William Penn Foundation
(lead underwriter)

Packard Foundation

Hewlett Foundation

Pittsburgh Foundation

Heinz Endowments

Philadelphia Foundation

Buhl Foundation


Urban Land Institute
(leadership group)

Wayne Ratkovich
Joe Canizaro
Jim Curtis
Fritz Grupe
Trish Healy
Jim Klingbeil
Ron Nahas
Libby Seifel
Tom Toomey

Architecture Center Houston


Chris Larsen and Lyna Lam

George Miller and Janet McKinley

Jordan and Sarah Hymowitz

Tom Bacon

Tom Safran

Rich and Helen Greenberg

Linda and Sandy Gallanter

Rick Kimball

Oz Erickson

Steven Copulsky

Gayle and Eric Starr

Tom and JaMel Perkins

Ken Schmier

David and Susan Dossetter

Richard Frank

David and Patti Stadlin

Tom Lockard


Philadelphia Financial of San Francisco

Special Thanks

Bill Reilly

Jackie Buhn and Alan Razak

Ellen Pais and Ed Honowitz

Emerald Yeh

Richard Neill

Rhoda and Jim Irwin

Derek Conrad Brown

Marcie Cohen

Bill Peduto

Mary McCarthy

David Greensfelder

David W Robinson

Roger Bush/Saxon-Hamilton

Kevin White/Filmmakers Collaborative

Drew Becher

Karen and Ken Munkacy

Jerry Petruzzelli

David Chun

Scott Bishop/Bishop Land Design

Production Assistance

Los Angeles

Angels Flight Railway Group
Grand Central Market
Midnight Mission
Sheraton Grand
The Bloc
University of Southern California


Minneapolis/St Paul

Guthrie Theater
Mill City Museum
Minnesota Historical Society


New York

Columbia University
Friends of the High Line


Center City District
Independence Visitors Center
Reading Terminal Market
Shift Capital
Yorktown Arms



August Wilson House
Carnegie Museum of Art
Chatham Village Homes
Heinz History Center
Macedonia Church of Pittsburgh


San Diego

Voice of San Diego

San Francisco

La Scuola International School
San Francisco Public Library



Roundhouse Community Centre


Washington, DC

Women’s National Democratic Club


West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University