Urbanized is a feature-length documentary, released in 2011, about the design of cities, the issues faced and strategies behind admirable urban planning.
The director, Gary Hustwit, explains that 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.
I found the key take away to be the importance of the community and the tightly integrated relationship between what they demand from design and what the design demands from them.
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