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Monday, January 23, 2012

Agenda Item: URBANIZED at Space Gallery

Showing tomorrow at Space Gallery:

Urbanized (the third part of Gary Hustwit’s design film trilogy, joining Helvetica and Objectified) 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.

Followed by Q&A with Noah Chasin, Assistant Professor at Bard College and Mitchell Rasor of MRLD Landscape Architecture + Design.

Doors at 7 pm, film starts at 7:30. See you there.

1 comment:

Bob O'B said...

Thanks for sharing this. I hadn't heard about it before, and would have missed a good show. Big crowd, too!