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Urbanized (2011) Following Helvetica (2007) and Objectified (2009), filmmaker Gary Hustwit completes his trilogy for design geeks — we know who we are — with a lively… 2011-10-28 PT85M
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Urbanized (2011)

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B

Details Limited Release: Oct 28, 2011; Length: 85 Minutes

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

Originally posted Oct 26, 2011 Published in issue #1179 Nov 04, 2011 Order article reprints