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Urbanized 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.

Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? Unlike many other fields of design, cities aren’t created by any one specialist or expert. There are many contributors to urban change, including ordinary citizens who can have a great impact improving the cities in which they live. By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.

Gary Hustwit
Sir Norman Foster, Jan Gehl, Rem Koolhaas, Oscar Niemeyer, Ric Scofidio, Michael Sorkin
Run Time
85 minutes
Website, IMDB


Das Filmcafé
Schliemannstraße 15
10437, Prenzlauer Berg
Berlin, Germany

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Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite.
Unfortunately, refunds cannot be given.

Past Screenings

Inside Job

25 May, 2016


22 March, 2016

Last Train Home

25 February, 2016

The Internet’s Own Boy

28 January, 2016

The Salt of the Earth

26 November, 2015


28 August, 2015


30 July, 2016

Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present

25 June, 2015

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

22 May, 2015

The Human Scale

29 April, 2015

Page One: Inside the New York Times

31 March, 2015

Finding Vivian Maier

26 February, 2015

Tim’s Vermeer

29 January, 2015

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