“Urbanized”


“Urbanized”

Filmstreams, 1340 Mike Fahey St.

Showtimes January 27-February 2nd

http://filmstreams.org

The majority of the world population resides in urban areas, with a projected 75% more headed towards city zip codes in the next 50 years. The delicate balance between providing enough services to accommodate more residents, however, remains a highly controversial and much needed discussion between officials and the public.

Director Gary Hustwit examines the impact of increased population on housing policy, health services and economic development in “Urbanized,” the third installment in his design trilogy. Encouraging discussion between world-renowned architects, planners and other professionals, “Urbanized” examines the impact of urban design worldwide to establish the importance of healthy, stable cities.

A discussion event will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1st after the film. The issues presented in “Urbanized” have local relevancy for Omaha, and board of planning professionals will be available to answer questions from the public. Attendees include Rick Cunningham, Planning Director for the City of Omaha, Anne Trumble, Executive Director of “Emerging Terrain,” Sloan Dawson, Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) Transportation Planner, and Othello Meadows, Executive Director of the Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp. It is crucial to become informed on issues of urban development, and the panel discussion is a rare opportunity to interact with these professionals. Visit filmstreams.org to purchase tickets.

-Jessica Clem-McClaren

 


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