Following Helvetica and Objectified (just watched the former and can’t say enough great things about it; probably watch the latter this weekend over morning coffee), documentarian Gary Hustwit is now working on Urbanized.
Urbanized looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design, featuring 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.
Fingers crossed this documentary starts an urban planning renewal. There’s no excuse for how poorly laid out many of the cities in America are. Expect the movie to drop sometime in 2011. [via]