Schedule of films + speakers

Join us for six days full of festival goodness April 17-22, 2012. All screenings will take place at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, located at 149 West Hastings Street in Vancouver.

ThursdayApril 197:00pm


85mins/ 2011/ USA

A documentary by Gary Hustwit who’s previous films include Helvetica (2007) and Objectified (2009), 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.

“…Hustwit keeps the pace as lively as in his previous films, tackling deep sociological and economic issues with the whimsy of a populist outsider.” -Wired


Screening at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, 149 West Hastings St. in Vancouver map.

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Speaker Panel

Gordon Price is the Director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University. In 2002, he finished his sixth term as a City Councillor in Vancouver, BC. He also served on the Board of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver) and was appointed to the first board of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (TransLink) in 1999.

As the Vancouver Sun declared when Price stepped down from the City Council, “Councilor Bikeways” has done more than any other elected official to shape the city and the way we use it. Active in every stage of the decade-long downtown residential housing boom that transformed this city’s core from raw idea to livable community, Price may well be remembered by historians as the man who made high-density living Vancouver’s collective urban dream.”