Saturday, June 28, 2014
The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street, Oakland
$8 General Admission; click here to purchase tickets in advance
Join us after the movie for a casual reception upstairs!
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.
Sir Norman Foster (Foster + Partners)
Rem Koolhaas (OMA)
Ric Scofidio (Diller, Scofidio + Renfro)
Michael Sorkin (Sorkin Architects)
Udo Andriof (Stuttgart 21)
Amanda Burden (NYC Department of Planning)
Ricky Burdett (LSE Urban Age Project)
Grady Gammage Jr. (Gammage & Burnham)
Jan Gehl (Gehl Architects)
Alastair Graham (City of Cape Town)
Jacqueline James (Jonker & Barnes Architects)
Bruce Katz (Brookings Institution)
Rahul Mehrotra (RMA Architects)
Oscar Niemeyer (ONA)
Eduardo Paes (Mayor, Rio de Janeiro)
Sheela Patel (SPARC)
Enrique Peñalosa (Former Mayor of Bogota)