So far, I've loved every single one of Gary Hustwit's documentaries. His most well-known documentary I think is Helvetica. I saw it about a year ago and remember really appreciating the decisions that the director had made in terms of a design focused narrative with great cinematography to compliment it. True to his style, I found both Objectified and Urbanized to be fun to watch and digest. It can be a bit dry for some people, but for both documentaries, the narrative really picks up seem about a third way in. Especially for Urbanized, I felt that sticking to the end was worth it. That's something I'm sure every film director/writer is glad to hear from their viewers.
My favorite of the three was Urbanized, the third part in Huswit's design film trilogy. It explores how cities are designed, the issues that designers, politicians, and other planners must face as well as the strategies used to address those predicaments. Some of the places that Urbanized looks at are Brasil, China, and India. What blew my mind was not only the numerous components and spaces in one city, but also the diverse kinds of people that work behind-the-scenes in what makes the city like it is - architects, planners, policymakers, builders, thinkers, street artists, etc.
Essentially, the documentary calls into question: Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? It's a necessary global discussion and I highly recommend this to anyone interested in design or perspective shifting documentaries.
Urbanized is on Netflix and can be rented online.