Lisa Schwarzbaum
November 01, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Urbanized

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
85 minutes
Limited Release Date
10/28/11
director
Gary Hustwit

We gave it an B

Following Helvetica (2007) and Objectified (2009), filmmaker Gary Hustwit completes his trilogy for design geeks — we know who we are — with a lively if schematic overview of city planning at its best and not so best. The around-the-world tour includes stops in Bogoté, Colombia (where mass transit and two-wheeled transportation are encouraged by a bike- riding mayor), and Phoenix, where, in the faintest of nods to editorial balance, a lawyer speaks in favor of suburban sprawl. B

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