Nearly half of the world’s population now live in urban areas, and that number is expected to grow to two-thirds by 2050. Urbanization is an increasingly important topic as politicians, designers, planners, educators, farmers, economists, and citizens make decisions about the way we live in cities.
As part of our mission to raise the level of dialogue about urbanism, we’re currently working to bring Gary Hustwit (acclaimed director of Helvetica and Objectified) to Indianapolis to host a screening of his latest film, Urbanized. We are currenty seeking financial support to make this event possible in the Fall 2011. If you are interested in supporting this event by becoming a sponsor, please contact Brian by email at UrbnDsgn@gmail.com. In the meantime take a glimpse of what Gary is preparing in his new film, Urbanized.
Read below for an excerpt description of the film, taken from www.urbanizedfilm.com:
Urbanized looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design, featuring some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. I’ve teamed up once again with cinematographer Luke Geissbuhler, and we’ve been traveling around the world interviewing people and filming specific urban design projects that represent the issues facing cities today. The world’s population is in the midst of a massive migration to urban areas, and the design solutions our cities implement in the next 20 years will be critical.