Urbanized

I am interested in design as you know but I am also interested in urban living. So here comes a documentary combining these two fields: Urbanized. I stumbled upon the movie poster at Notcot. The posters were designed by Build, a London-based graphic design agency.

The film is actually the third part of design film trilogy, joining Helvetica and Objectified, by Gary Hustwit. If you haven’t seen these documentaries, watch them!

About Urbanized:

Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are experiencing explosive growth, others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Yet much of the dialogue on these issues is disconnected from the public domain. (via urbanizedfilm.com)

I think the film looks amazing. Can’t wait until it comes to Europe. The screening just starts today in Toronto. After the world premiere there will be screenings all across the US. If you are around, try to get a ticket but most of the screenings are already sold out. On the website they suggest to follow Gary Huswit on twitter in order to get news. I just did, because I want to notice when the movie comes to Europe.

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Urbanized