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Cities of Tomorrow and The Great Challenges of Urban Planning in the 21st Century

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What will the "Cities of Tomorrow" be like? Where will we be in the great challenges of urban planning in the 21st century? A boxed set of three DVDs has just been released on 20 October, offering a walk around the world retracing the most innovative and fascinating urban experiences, and thus embodying the growing interest in urban planning and ecology that is being felt by both a public of enthusiasts and a growing number of professional actors in France. Urban planning is now reaching a wider and wider public and many exhibitions related to these themes are being created (Pavillon de l'Arsenal, exhibition on Frank Gehry in Beaubourg, Palais de Chaillot,...).
Discovery of this first 364mn boxed set on urbanism published by ZED and that ARTE has plebiscited.
UP' Magazine is a partner of this edition
 
Two documentary series:
 
 
CITIES OF THE FUTURE
 
Every week, there are a million new city dwellers around the world. This explosion of the urban population raises new challenges in terms of ecology, energy, food and transport. How can we respond to these incredible challenges?
 
Three 52-minute episodes will answer that question... :
 
- Frédéric Castaignède's new towns
In South Korea (Songdo), China (Tianjin Eco-City), Saudi Arabia (King Abdullah Economic City), futuristic cities created from scratch are emerging. In these prototypes of green and hyper-connected cities, specialists are experimenting with their latest technological innovations to optimize urban networks and the use of natural resources.
 
 
- Jean-Christophe Ribot's intelligent cities
How to optimize energy and transport networks and make travel more fluid? Digital technology offers itself as the answer to the demographic challenge faced by large old cities such as London. Referring to current urban cases, renowned economists such as Jeremy Rifkin and urban planners such as Adam Greenfield confront their vision of the new urbanity.
 
 
- Benoît Laborde's vertical farms
In Europe, North America and Asia, agriculture seeks to bring the places of production closer to the places of consumption. Is this utopian? Invented in the early 2000s by Dickson Despommier, the concept of the "vertical farm" is becoming increasingly popular. A new generation of architects is trying to adopt this concept to make tomorrow's cities into true autonomous ecosystems.
 
 
NATUROPOLIS
 
Since 2009, the majority of humanity has been living in cities. This fundamental change is having an impact on the place of nature in our lifestyles. Through the exploration of four representative megacities, this documentary collection attempts to understand how we can associate nature and urbanity. Many actors are committed to a green and sustainable future: town planners, naturalists, scientists, architects, landscape designers, artists and ordinary citizens. Much more than a spontaneous movement, it is a truly global ecological movement that unites the inhabitants of cities.
 
 
Four 52-minute episodes: 
 
 
- And if Paris were to go green. by Isabelle Cottenceau in collaboration with Mathias Schmitt
- New York: the green revolution by Bernard Guerrini and Mathias Schmitt
- Tokyo: from the megalopolis to the garden city of Bernard Guerrini and Mathias Schmitt
- Rio: from chaos to the sustainable city by Bernard Guerrini and Mathias Schmitt
 
 

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