By 2050, 68% of the world is projected to live in cities. But what will those cities look like? There is no one template – some of these cities will be intentionally planned or rebuilt, while others will spring up haphazardly without any central planning. But all cities around the world will have to wrestle with the same challenges – each episode will take a look at one aspect of urban life and see how cities around the world are working to tackle and improve that area of life in some new, innovative way.
All Episodes (6)
Barriers, floodgates, aqueducts, empty wells — how these cities are adapting to floods and droughts.
Amsterdam is using yesterday’s trash to fuel the city today. Here’s how it is becoming the most energy friendly city in the world.
What if an entire city decided to go electric? This one is. Step into Oslo, Norway.
The innovators of Copenhagen architecture are pioneering new solutions to urban living challenges, from floating parks to man-made islands.
Humans throw away 3.5 million tons of waste every day. Copenhagen is taking waste management to new heights (literally) to deal with trash from residents, making it the sustainable city of the future.
By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas (up from 50% now). With the climate crisis worsening, how can we support this urban trend in a sustainable way?