Community Power Minnesota: Transportation and Happiness

Nominated for two Regional Emmys
Nominated for two Regional Emmys

The awards will be presented on Saturday, October 14.


When you think of your daily commute, what feelings come to mind? Would “happiness” be at the top of your list? Dr. Yingling Fan, a professor at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a research scholar at its Center for Transportation Studies wants to transform the way we experience transportation. With the help of Minneapolis—St. Paul residents, Dr. Fan has developed an innovative “Transportation Happiness Map” that captures the positive emotions tied to biking, reliable public transportation, safe and scenic paths, and avoiding traffic behind the wheel. Local community leaders and public officials see this data as the groundwork for clean transportation and infrastructure development that prioritizes the health of people and our planet. Watch as Dr. Fan and local leaders activate their community power to bring innovative solutions to our climate and public health crises.

In the Press


Directors Sebastian Schnabel, Cici Yixuan Wu
Producers Cici Yixuan Wu, Sebastian Schnabel
Camera Operators Sebastian Schnabel
  Mike Chryssomallis
  Cici Yixuan Wu
  Jacob Velander
Gaffer Christian Spraungel
  Jacob Velander
Production Sound Mixer Joshua Dyrud
Composer Jannik Günther
Editor Sebastian Schnabel
Colorist Mike Chryssomallis

Upcoming Screenings

Check back soon for more screenings.

Past Screenings

Short Films, Big Visions: A Series on Transportation and Community

Thursday, Feb 23



Climate Week NYC 2022

September 2022

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


Environmental Grantmakers Association

October 2022