Directed by Gary Hustwit
85 min | 2011 | USA
**Panel discussion following the film featuring Nan Ellin, Greg Walker, Julianne Sabula, and Molly O’Neill Robinson
Helvetica examined typography and Objectified explored the design of every day objects. Director Gary Hustwit completes his design trilogy with Urbanized, a look at the design of cities and the issues behind urban designs. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. 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. By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.
Official Selection: 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 2012 Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival
Presented in partnership with
Salt Lake Design Week, American Institute of Architects of Utah, American Institute of Architects of Utah Young Architects Forum, American Planning Association of Utah, University of Utah’s College of Architecture and Planning, Utah Center for Architecture, and the Utah Heritage Foundation