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Urbanized (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 26 October 2011 (USA)
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A 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.

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Gary Hustwit
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Credited cast:
Rem Koolhaas Rem Koolhaas ... Himself - Architect, OMA
Amanda M. Burden Amanda M. Burden ... Herself - NYC Department of City Planning (as Amanda Burden)
Norman Foster Norman Foster ... Himself - Architect, Foster + Partners (as Sir Norman Foster)
Jan Gehl Jan Gehl ... Himself - Architect, Gehl Architects
Ricardo Scofidio Ricardo Scofidio ... Himself - Architect, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (as Ric Scofidio)
Michael Sorkin Michael Sorkin ... Himself - Architect, Sorkin Architects
Mark Covington Mark Covington ... Himself - Founder, Georgia Street Community Garden
Alastair Graham Alastair Graham ... Himself - Project Manager, VPUU Project, City of Cape Town
Rahul Mehrotra Rahul Mehrotra ... Himself - Architect; Professor, Harvard GSD
James Corner James Corner ... Himself - Landscape Architect, James Corner Field Operations
Yung Ho Chang Yung Ho Chang ... Himself - Architect, Atelier FCJZ
Enrique Penalosa Enrique Penalosa ... Himself - Mayor of Bogotá, 1998 - 2001 (as Enrique Peñalosa)
Grover Moulton Grover Moulton ... Himself - Director, Tulane Regional Urban Design Center
Jon Bird Jon Bird ... Himself - Project Organizer, Open University
Noah Chasin Noah Chasin ... Himself - Architectural Historian, Bard College
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A 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.

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English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

26 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Urbaania! See more »

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Swiss Dots See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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My favourite Doc from this years Tiff
26 October 2011 | by mtrubicSee all my reviews

Should be an absolute must see for anyone in local politics. The first comment from anyone in the audience after the premiere was: "I hope our god-damned mayor was here to see this"

He should have been - together with his entire city council.

What really took my breath away was how you can build a transportation system to address the needs of tens of thousands of cyclists or several hundred motorists and watching the mayor of Bogota Columbia explaining his priorities while giving an interview riding a bike in the heart of his city - amazing.

Another key element involved how small, close knit communities were destroyed at the dawn of the automotive era to make way for freeways between city cores and suburban sprawls where cars were necessary to travel the great distances between destinations largely because of the huge parking lots required at every place you wanted to go.

Plan first build later.

Excellent film - I hope new cities in Asia can learn from our western mistakes


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