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08 april, 2014 | Door Dimitry

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On Thursday 10th of April 2014 the documentary Urbanized will be broadcast at Pakhuis de Zwijger.

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.

By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.

The screening of the documentary is followed by a discussion with Willemijn Lofvers and Menno van der Veen. Together we will address the issues raised in the documentary with regard to ownership and responsibility in urban planning.

Watch the first official trailer for Gary Hustwit’s Urbanized documentary:

April 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Pakhuis De Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam, 1019 Netherlands

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