Urbanized Comes to Raleigh with Special Screening with Gary Hustwit, Win Tickets

Urbanized Comes to Raleigh with Special Screening with Gary Hustwit, Win Tickets

November, 03, 2011, by David

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For the next 36 hours you can enter for your chance to win two passes to see Urbanized- the new film from Gary Hustwit.  Hustwit is the brains behind the films Helvetica, Objectified and I Am Trying to Break Your Heart.  The design savvy director went deep on modernism and industrial design in previous films and now hes talking about the urban landscape.  Here's how he describes the film:

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.


See our interview with Hustwit about Objectified

Urbanized will show Monday at 7:00 at the Rialto. Gary Hustwit and other special guests will be in attendance.  Tickets are $15.

Enter to win tickets here.  We close the contest Friday at Midnight.

Buy tickets here.

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