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New Documentary Puts Urban Design Under the Microscope

Gary Hustwit, the filmmaker behind the celebrated typeface documentary Helvetica and design doc Objectified, has focused on something a bit larger: cities. His new film, Urbanized, is set for its premiere next month at the Toronto Film Festival and it turns the lens on the development patterns, design challenges, and public dialogue surrounding the growth of cities. Starchitects make an appearance, represented by Rem Koolhaas, Oscar Niemeyer, Norman Foster, and others, but the film also focuses on what ordinary people are doing to transform the urban landscape. After the jump, check out Hustwit's Kickstarter video from earlier this year, his blog at for more, and stay tuned for the official trailer, which is due out in a few weeks.

· Urbanized. [Architizer]
· Urbanized: A documentary film by Gary Hustwit [official site]