America is in a race that will shape the future — a race between development and open space preservation. With the environmental clock ticking fast, many government officials, environmentalists and developers are looking at New Jersey to see what the future may hold. THE RACE FOR OPEN SPACE, narrated by ABC News' Charles Gibson, examines the complex issues surrounding the development boom and how the phenomenon is tied with the American dream. Archival footage dramatically illustrates how the landscape has evolved over the past century. The program also documents the need for positive change by enacting solutions that utilize "smart growth" and open space preservation to manage development.