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Urbanized (2011)

Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? And how does the design of our cities affect our lives? By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects in dozens of cities around the world, from massive infrastructure initiatives to temporary interventions, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities. Gary Hustwit returns with the final documentary in his design film trilogy. Urbanized focuses on the design of cities, and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, and thinkers, including Sir Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Oscar Niemeyer, Amanda Burden, Jan Gehl, Enrique Penalosa, Yun Ho Chang, Alejandro Aravena, Eduardo paes, Rahul Mehrotra, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Ricky Burdett, James Corner, Bruce Katz, Candy Change, Edgar Pieterse, Noah Chasin, and many more, including extraordinary citizens who have changed their cities.

Lesson Guides and Classroom Activities

Urban Sustainability - Urbanized and Latin American Cities Lesson Guide

Grade Levels: 5–8, 9–12
Subject Area(s): Social Studies, Spanish
This guide explores how to use clips from the film Urbanized in the classroom. This guide explores the Latin American content in the film, and the relevance of the film to social studies and language classrooms with a global component. 

CLAS Lending Library Resources

DVD Urbanized (2011)