I want to alert you to the DVD The Park That Kids Built http://www.theparkthatkidsbuilt.com, a documentary that traces the transformation of a ravaged inner-city lot in South Los Angeles into a thriving neighborhood park. Since the construction of the park in 1982 - an effort led by two local teachers and their fifth and sixth grade students - crime in the area has significantly abated and the entire neighborhood has been upgraded. A powerful lesson for community activists as well as specialists in urban renewal, park design, and landscape architecture, this award-winning documentary offers a unique and powerful example of a livable community created by its residents, many of whom were children.