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Urbanized

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Urbanized


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Documents the issues and strategies behind the design of cities. Hear from some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Discover the challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy that are fast becoming universal concerns. Explore a diverse range of urban design projects around the world which will frame a global discussion on the future of cities.
Title: Urbanized
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [United States] :, Plexifilm,, [2012]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (82 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from container.
Extras: Sixty minutes of additional interviews and footage.
Summary: Documents the issues and strategies behind the design of cities. Hear from some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Discover the challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy that are fast becoming universal concerns. Explore a diverse range of urban design projects around the world which will frame a global discussion on the future of cities.
Additional Contributors: Hustwit, Gary
Plexifilm (Firm)
ISBN: 1422935833
9781422935835
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Report This Aug 03, 2012
  • catslib rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Good overview of many cities and how they were designed or in some cases, just happened. Could've done without the preaching about carbon footprints though. We're not Europe; Canada/U.S. are big!! Bikes and trains are nice but I wish they'd stop trying to push their model of cities on us; it won't work here since everything is so spread out. We need cars. Sorry.

Report This Jul 10, 2012
  • Karenina rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Starts slow, but once it gets into the city case studies it gets interesting. Good general-interest piece for anyone who lives in a city and is concerned about its future direction.

Report This Jun 08, 2012
  • dprodrig rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I'm not the least bit involved in City planning, so I feel anyone could be interested in this documentary. I will say, though, be alert and rested when you watch it. I saw it at the end of an exhausting day and I toughed it out, but it was hard. I love how the DVD really has you take a hard look at your assumptions of how to build a city, how people move through a city and the different visions of what makes it livable. The most poignant example was when discussing affordable housing - for example - that doing something as simple as ASKING can yield amazing and empowering results for both the planners and the clients.

Report This Jun 07, 2012
  • HereHere rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I was inspired by what I saw and heard. We do need to be more focused on population growth in cities, however.

Report This May 07, 2012
  • Glencoe_Mike rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent look at new thinking about how cities can be developed.

Report This May 04, 2012
  • BasilB rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Most inspiring. A must-see for all those involved in city planning.

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Report This May 07, 2012
  • toby1kenobi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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