“Urbanized” Showing at YBCA

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT

URBANIZED
BY GARY HUSTWIT

Nov 4 – 10

Sat & Sun: 2, 4, 6 & 8pm

Mon – Thu: 4, 6 & 8pm

Tickets: $10 regular, $8 students, seniors & teachers/$8 YBCA Members

We are thrilled to present this special one-week engagement of Gary Hustwit’s vibrant new film Urbanized. We also present screenings of the two other parts of his trilogy, Helvetica and Objectified, which are among the most popular films YBCA has ever shown.

Urbanized examines the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. 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. 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, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities. (2011, 90 min, digital)

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

SPUR Film Screening: “Urbanized”

|
From SPUR: Film Screening: “Urbanized” This event will take place in San Jose. More than half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75 percent 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 […]

Market Street Prototyping Festival Kickoff + Info Session

|
Via Eventbrite: This October, the future of Market Street will be built by YOU. The Market Street Prototyping Festival invites you to help shape the next chapter of the city’s public life. For three days, two miles of San Francisco’s main thoroughfare will become a testing ground for your best ideas to improve our city’s […]

This Week: Urban Film Fest, Swiss Rail, Urban Train Stations

|
Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday starts tonight! (and runs until Sunday) San Francisco Urban Film Festival. The SF Urban Film Fest (SFUFF) is a unique film festival that focuses on cities and civic engagement inspired by great storytelling. The festival believes compelling stories can help shape urbanist ideas, practice, and project […]

This Week: Election, SFMTA Workshops, Vision Zero Rally

|
Tomorrow is election day, so get out and cast your vote on measures like Prop L, the bid from Sean Parker and the Republican Party to enshrine 20th-century car-centric policies in SF. The SFMTA will also hold three open houses on proposed transportation improvements this week — two on Muni’s 5 and 28 routes, and […]

Good Design Bay Area

|
From SPUR: Last month, we issued a call for problems to a handful of the region’s leaders, and asked six up-and-coming designers to develop responses and present them at a public forum on Sept. 30. Join us for this special event, connecting the innovative thinking of city leaders with the extraordinary talent of the Bay […]

ODC/Dance Bike Night

|
From SFBC: Come to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for three innovative routines, including the world premiere of “Transit,” a full company piece that celebrates moving around the urban environment, including dancing with three custom built bicycles. Complimentary valet bicycle parking provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Use the discount code SFBC to […]