The Institute for Urban Design (IfUD) has organized New York City’s very first Urban Design Week. In mid September, IfUD will engage the city with a series of public events. Through lectures, tours, and a competition, IfUD hopes to analyze the city’s collective urbanity and imagine possibilities for the future.
Urbanized is the third film in a series by director Gary Hustwit, which also includes noted documentaries Helvetica, and Objectified. Urbanized focuses on the design of cities and examines urban design with contribution from “architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.” IfUD was able to provide so many diverse events by partnering with many organizations and museums throughout the city actively involved in New York’s urban design. Through this varied group of partners, Urban Design Week will illustrate the many factors that contribute to New York’s current urbanity, and consider the many futures imagined by the designers, architects, and artists working to constantly improve their city.