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Urbanized review

A movie about streets rather than a street movie

When was the last time you really looked at the street you were walking down? After watching Gary Hustwit’s compelling doc, which takes a good long gander at the thought process that goes into every aspect of cities, from building proportions down to pavement width, you just might start.

On paper urban design may not sound scintillating, but Hustwit packs his cinematic essay with engaging ideas about the impact a city’s infrastructure has on its citizens, with architects, politicians and philosophers all weighing in.

A rich, ambitious exploration of the ways our surroundings are shaped, and the subtler ways they shape us.

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