Urbanized debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011, featuring some of the leading figures of the era in planning and urban design, like Amanda Burden, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Jan Gehl, James Corner, Enrique Peñalosa, and many more.
The film surveys some of the most pressing challenges of contemporary urbanism, while also presenting some of the most ambitious ideas for addressing those challenges. In Urbanized, the ideas don't always require the most famous architects and financing from the richest people in the world. According to Urbanize, ambition can be self-taught, community-based, and balanced with nature.
From the slums of Mumbai to the bus rapid transit of Bogota to the High Line of New York to the community gardens of Detroit, Urbanized tours the people and ideas that are attempting to change the path of urban design, away from the modernistic and automobile-based plans of the 20th century, toward a human scaled city that encourages the social life of residents.
This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.