04 Oct '11, 9pm

City Limits: ‘Urbanized’ underestimates the allure of the ‘burbs via @grist

City Limits: ‘Urbanized’ underestimates the allure of the ‘burbs via @grist

For those who argue that city living represents the Great Green Future, Urbanized, the latest from filmmaker Gary Hustwit (Helvetica, Objectified ) is pure eye candy. It's a sensuous, slant-lit tour of the urban world and all its promise and problems. Workers labor like ants on a Beijing skyscraper. Kids chase kites through a shantytown in Santiago. The camera slides silently along a train line through an eerily vacant downtown Detroit. (For a taste, check out the trailer, below.) The clips of cyclists in Copenhagen alone make the film worth watching. Copenhagen is a city of 1.2 million people where 37 percent of commuters commute to work by bike. (One student told Reuters , "Only when there's half a meter of snow outside would I consider using the underground." Talk about Viking heritage -- that shit's just burly.) And a bike ride around Bogotá with former Mayor Enrique P...

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The New York City 2012 Michelin Guide Unleashed

The New York City 2012 Michelin Guide Unleashed

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switchboard.nrdc.org 06 Oct '11, 12pm

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theurbanwire.com 13 Oct '11, 5am

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