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. 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.
Click here to watch the trailer.
The movie will be screened at the Rice Media Center, 2030 University Blvd., followed by an expert panel featuring Jeff Taebel (Director, Community and Environmental Planning Department, Houston - Galveston Area Council) and Christof Spieler (Board Member, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) and Director of Technology and Innovation, Morris Architects).
6:30 Meet and Greet
7:00 Featured Film
8:30 Expert Panel Discussion
This event is brought to you by the Rice University Environmental Club, Houston Tomorrow, Emerging Professionals of the Houston USGBC, City of Houston Green Building Resource Center, Houston Green Scene, and Transition Houston.
Light dinner kindly donated by Dr. Pat Speck and Dry Bones Cafe.
A $5 donation is suggested and greatly appreciated.
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