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Urbanized

Urbanized (2011)

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Average Rating: 7.3/10
Critic Reviews: 9
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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

Feb 14, 2012

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (0) | DVD (1)

A showcase for many conflicting viewpoints.

January 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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Concerned inhabitants of the global village would do well to track this one down.

December 13, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out
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At the very least, Hustwit drives home the urgency of radically rethinking city life as the world population tops seven billion.

November 3, 2011 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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"Urbanized" is a fast zoom out to the big picture: The colonies or hives in which we arrange, display and support our lives.

November 3, 2011 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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The documentary at times is weighed down by statistics and shop talk, but Luke Geissbuhler's smartly rendered cinematography saves the day.

October 28, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Even viewers with deep knowledge of modern urban planning are likely to learn something from the carefully selected images and thoughtful interviews that make up most of "Urbanized."

October 27, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A good (and great-looking) overview of urban planning

November 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Habit
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A rich, ambitious exploration of the ways our surroundings are shaped, and the subtler ways they shape us.

February 22, 2012 Full Review Source: Total Film
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The film ticks off a fascinating blend of dos and don'ts for a century that will see even greater numbers of people packing into urban centers.

January 13, 2012 Full Review Source: Fresno Bee
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A digestible, globetrotting primer on the future of cities filled with bracingly plainspoken professionals and practical optimism, despite a few sketchily drawn crises.

October 31, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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