Interrogating the city

Documentary>> Urbanized directed by Gary Hustwitt, 82 minutes

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Over half the world's population now lives in an urban area, and 75 per cent 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. Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? 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. A trailer:

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