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URBANIZED (USA / United Kingdom, 2011, 85 min.)
Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? Unlike many other fields of design, cities are not created by any one specialist or expert. 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. This documentary examines the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders and thinkers. By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities. In English, Spanish, German and Portuguese with English subtitles. Directed and produced by Gary Hustwit.
Introduced by Scott Kratz, Vice President for Education, National Building Museum.
Tickets: $10, National Building Museum Members; $12, Non-Members; $10, Students. Prepaid reservations required. Walk-in registration based on availability. To purchase tickets, please visit www.nbm.org or call 202-272-2448.