Here’s an event that any fans of urban design and cities should enjoy. Director Gary Hustwit brings the documentary Urbanized here to Raleigh for a special screening. Hustwit is behind the documentaries Helvetica and Objectified and wraps up his design trilogy with Urbanized.
The screening will be at the Rialto on Monday, November 7 starting at 7:00 pm. You can view the trailer above and buy tickets here.
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The film tackles issues of urban development around the world and asks who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? How does the design of our cities affect our lives? Traveling to over 40 cities and exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, from massive infrastructure initiatives to temporary interventions, URBANIZED frames a global discussion on the future of cities.
The film features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, and thinkers, including Sir Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Jan Gehl, Oscar Niemeyer, Amanda Burden, Enrique Peñalosa, Alejandro Aravena, Eduardo Paes, Ricky Burdett, Michael Sorkin, Bruce Katz, Candy Chang, and many more, including extraordinary citizens who have affected change in their cities.
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A great trailer, indeed, although I have to say that many of the scenes (i.e. overcrowding, traffic) are the very reasons why many people try to escape the big cities. I would love to see scenes of people who live in urban neighborhoods and walk along tree-lined sidewalks to go to shopping or entertainment destinations. I would love to see a more comfortable type of urbanity for Raleigh. Naturally, the trailer doesn’t show the whole video, so I will reserve any additional comments. I will try to make it.
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