A film by Gary Hustwit

Urbanized is the third part of Gary Hustwit’s design film trilogy, joining Helvetica and Objectified.

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? Unlike many other fields of design, cities aren’t created by any one specialist or expert. There are many contributors to urban change, including ordinary citizens who can have a great impact improving the cities in which they live. By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.

Urbanized is the third part of Gary Hustwit’s design film trilogy, joining Helvetica and Objectified. Urbanized will premiere at film festivals later this year, followed by cinema screenings worldwide, television broadcasts, and release on DVD and digital formats. Join our mailing list or follow Gary on Twitter to stay informed of new announcements.

Tickets on sale now

$20 – General public.
$17 – Urbanized Kickstarter Backers, students, AIGA, IDSA, AIA.


This event is expected to sell out, so please purchase your tickets in advance!

This film is being presented by Gary Hustwit, and as a result tickets will not be available at the Music Box Theatre box office until 90 minutes before the event. to insure your admittance, we suggest you purchase your tickets in advance through the Urbanized website at www.urbanizedfilm.com


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Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Sunday, Oct 9, 2011

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