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Urbanized (2011)

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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 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? -- (C) Official Site

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A showcase for many conflicting viewpoints.

January 5, 2012 | Rating: 3/4

Concerned inhabitants of the global village would do well to track this one down.

December 13, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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…

"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 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 4/5

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