A presentation from Herbert Girardet which looks at reconfiguring how our cities currently function in order to achieve and maintain a sustainable future. Part 1 Solar cities of the future 1/5 from CABE on Vimeo. Part 2 Solar cities of the future 2/5 from CABE on Vimeo. Part 3 Solar cities of the future 3/5 [...]
A presentation by Lars Gemzoe which outlines how creating a quality environment for people is paramount and must be considered before anything else in order to achieve a lively and sustainable public realm. A fine city for people 1/5 from CABE on Vimeo.
Henning Thomsen at Sustainable Cities™ interviews Jan Gehl on the qualities of a sustainable city, August 2008. Read more at sustainablecities.dk. Jan Gehl is Professor of Urban Design at the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen – and partner of Gehl Architects. Jan Gehl: 3 Qualities of the [...]
William McDonough explains the cradle to cradle idea from products to cities to Malene Freudendal-Pedersen of Sustainable Cities™, in Copenhagen 6 May 2009. William McDonough – From products to cities from Sustainable Cities™ on Vimeo.
Enrique Peñalosa talks about Bogotá – a city of equality, putting people and bikes before cars. Enrique Peñalosa was interviewed by Anna Esbjørn Hess, of SustainableCities™ at the Danish Architecture Centre, 26 March 2009. Enrique Peñalosa – City of Equality from Sustainable Cities™ on Vimeo.
Thomas Ermacora Interview from Sustainable Cities™ on Vimeo.
Jaime Lerner reinvented urban space in his native Curitiba, Brazil. Along the way, he changed the way city planners worldwide see what’s possible in the metropolitan landscape. From building opera houses with wire to mapping the connection between the automobile and your mother-in-law, Jaime Lerner delights in discovering eccentric solutions to vexing urban problems. In [...]
Global Report on Human Settlements 2009.
In 2050 80 % of the worlds population will live in cities. How do we prevent cities from collapsing. This is the official trailer for a new feature film series on the megacity issue. Join this exciting journey to Mumbai, Shanghai, Bogotá anf Cairo.
More than half the world’s population already lives in cities, and that trend is going to continue, putting a high demand on energy and resources. Ursula Eicker, Scientific Director at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, guides us through the key themes that will define the cities of the future in this special Futuris documentary. [...]
“We’re literally stuck up a cul-de-sac in a cement SUV without a fill-up” – James Howard Kunstler Are today’s suburbs destined to become the slums of tomorrow? A 78-minute documentary about the end of the age of cheap oil.
LINEAS DISCONTÍNUAS (2008) es un vídeo documental sobre la insostenibilidad de nuestro modelo de transporte, principalmente basado en el automóvil. Cada año, los datos sobre cambio climático indican que el sector del transporte es un problema clave, con una cuarta parte de las emisiones totales de CO2 en el Estado español y un pronóstico sombrío: [...]
The Age of Stupid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, The Usual Suspects, Brassed Off) as a man living in the devastated future world of 2055, looking back at old footage from our time and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance? http://www.spannerfilms.net/films/ageofstupid Age of Stupid: [...]
Is it possible to feel rich without possessions? Can you live happily without money? In the documentary Living Without Money, we meet the German woman Heidemarie Schwermer who made a deliberate choice to live without money 14 years ago. htt://livingwithoutmoney.org Living Without Money – trailer from Without Money on Vimeo.
American architect Douglas Farr, author of the awardwinning book Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature, gave the Richard N. Campen Lecture in Architecture, sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University. Urban planner and President and CEO of Farr Associates Architecture and Urban Design, Doug Farr has earned his reputation [...]
Renegade architect Michael Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” – passive, solar, off-the-grid, sustainable housing. Earthship n. 1. passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials 2. thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy & integrated water systems make the Earthship an [...]
Watch an animation that shows how to turn a conventional community into an edible city. Learn how to transform unproductive spaces into agricultural landscapes that help fight obesity and reduce food deserts. The Edible City from ASLA on Vimeo.