I love the idea of urban design and the potential we have as designers to make a difference at such a big level. We don’t just design posters or cd covers, we create beauty and usability in landscapes.
Check out these resources for urban design:
Urbanized is a new movie by Gary Huswit, the same director to do Helvetica and Objectified.
One the artists/designers he interviews is Candy Chang whose work include street art in urban design. Her ideas intrigue me because she includes the people and the ideas on the street. Check out Candy’s work.