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"Urbanized" film showing: a documentary on the future of cities
Date Thursday December 19
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Ave (near Dwight Way)
Berkeley, Ca, 94702
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorJahan Khalighi
Kick back with the Ecology Center, the Sierra Club, the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, and Transition Berkeley for this imagination-stretching documentary. There will be snacks and a discussion after the film.

About the Film:

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, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.

Cost: Free

Contact Info: 510-548-2220 x240 or debra [at] ecologycenter.org
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