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Gary Hustwit, Director Of "Urbanized," On Solving America's Big-City Problems

Gary Hustwit, Director Of "Urbanized," On Solving America's Big-City Problems | green streets | Scoop.it

Hustwit categorizes U.S. cities as “bad, really bad.” His proposed solution: a mix of good design, apolitical vision, and civic engagement.
Perhaps your thoughts upon leaving the house each day don’t immediately turn to the design of your urban environment and how it affects your life in the smallest and largest possible ways. You may also not be aware of how your daily choices end up, in effect, designing your city...

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Trailer for Gary Hustwit's New 'Urbanized' Documentary

Trailer for Gary Hustwit's New 'Urbanized' Documentary | green streets | Scoop.it

Urban design is the language of the city. The first official trailer for Gary Hustwit's new documentary Urbanized has been posted- this stylish and inspiring documentary from the director behind design docs Helvetica and Objectified examines ideas about cities and urban design with examples from around the world and interviews with architects, politicians, artists and city planners.

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How the Imagery of "Urbanized" Motivates Better Places

How the Imagery of "Urbanized" Motivates Better Places | green streets | Scoop.it
Seattle-based writer and futurist Alex Steffen (left) joins Gary Hustwit on stage...

As a survey text in visual form, Gary Hustwit’s Urbanized is a frank introduction to the buzz about cities in our age of right-minded sustainability. Lurking amid the narration and vignettes is a scalable world view where the car is no longer king, and community priorities rather than government mandates often set the agenda for change.

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Q&A with Gary Hustwit: Designing Cities

Q&A with Gary Hustwit: Designing Cities | green streets | Scoop.it

Urbanized, a film exploring urban design in more than 40 cities, will premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival Friday, September 9, 2011. Urbanized is the final documentary in Gary Hustwit’s trilogy of design films.

In anticipation of the world premiere of Urbanized, we spoke with Gary Hustwit to learn more about the topics he will uncover in his upcoming film.

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