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Gary Hustwit (Helvetica, Objectified) returns with the final documentary in his design film trilogy. Urbanized focuses on the design of cities, and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, and thinkers, including extraordinary citizens who have changed their cities. Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? And how does the design of our cities affect our lives? By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects in dozens of cities around the world, from massive infrastructure initiatives to temporary interventions, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 13
- Fresh: 13
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Even viewers with deep knowledge of modern urban planning are likely to learn something from the carefully selected images and thoughtful interviews that make up most of "Urbanized."
Fresh: A lively if schematic overview of city planning at its best and not so best.
Fresh: Hustwit gorgeously enhances the talking-head commentaries of architects, policymakers, and other progressive thinkers with spatially clean, static-camera compositions -- this time in God's-eye panoramas of earth's ant farm.
Fresh: The documentary at times is weighed down by statistics and shop talk, but Luke Geissbuhler's smartly rendered cinematography saves the day.
In regards to only the rental being available on iTunes, please note the documentary's website. The movie is on iTunes while still in the theater. Purchase will be available after it is released I assume.
insightful, wonderful documentary
gary hustwit has done it again. in my opinion, this documentary is far better than 'objectified'. i now see my city in a different way! recommended to designers, especially architects who favor politics.
Engrossing and invigorating
Well worth your time and attention.