URBANIZED: Film Screening & Conversation
Professor of Urban Studies
Director, LSE Cities and Urban Age
Global Distinguished Professor, New York University
Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, PennDesign
Principal, James Corner Field Operations
Director and Producer, "Urbanized"
Co-Sponsor: Penn Institute for Urban Research, Urban Studies, and Cinema Studies
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, including PennDesign's Chairman of Landscape Architecture James Corner.
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, Urbanizedframes a global discussion on the future of cities.
6pm screening (1 hr, 22 mins)
7:30pm panel discussion / Q & A
For more information, visit http://urbanizedfilm.com/.
Registration strongly encouraged.