Urbanized filmmaker Gary Hustwit is working on a new project with photographer Jon Pack.

The Olympic City book is about to be released.  Perhaps a film will follow?

Olympic City

What happens to a city after the Olympics are gone?

Here’s an Atlantic Cities interview by Mark Byrnes.  Byrnes asks Hustwit and Pack which cities are better off (Barcelona, Helsinki, Moscow, even Sarajevo) and which are not (Athens) as a result of how the Olympics infrastructure has been used post-Olympics.

Olympic Stadium, Helsinki

Olympic Stadium, Helsinki

You may not have a hundred dollars to order one of the thousand limited edition copies now offered for pre-order.  But it looks wonderful.  Perhaps I can request my public library to buy one.  I’ll share.

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