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Jessica Burger

BBC - BBC One Programmes - Human Planet, Cities - Surviving the Urban Jungle - 3 views

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    Also now available as a DVD set from Amazon
Kathleen Noreisch

Emerging City Innovation | GOOD - 5 views

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    Video from GOOD - Most of the world's population now lives in cities. How can we make sure these urban centers are good homes for humanity? Cities from Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro to Seoul are leading the way, using fresh ideas to reduce pollution and waste; provide efficient, clean transportation; and support biodiversity.
Kathleen Noreisch

YouTube - Mumbai's Slums-the Real Scene Behind "Slumdog Millionaire" - 1 views

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    This is Dharavi, Mumbai's largest slum, and it's about to change forever. Once a mangrove swamp on the edge of Mumbai, more than one million people now live in these five-hundred-and-fifty acres. ...
Kathleen Noreisch

The Death and Life of Model "Eco-cities" | GOOD - 2 views

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    From Florida to China, showcase "green" communities are popping up all over the globe. But some have already failed. Here are four model cities that might actually make it.
Kathleen Noreisch

In pictures: World's poor overwhelmed by rubbish | Environment | guardian.co.uk - 2 views

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    World Environment Day was established by the UN in 1972 to give a human face to environmental issues. But as these images show, developing countries suffer the worst effects of waste and pollution. Here, a trash-covered creek in Manila, Philippines, where slums often adjoin rubbish dumps. The country's poorest sift through the garbage to find discarded objects they can sell on or re-use, or even scraps of food to eat
Kathleen Noreisch

Taming Oxford Circus | GOOD - 0 views

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    Oxford Circus, in London's West End shopping district, accommodates 43,000 people and 2,000 vehicles every hour. But not very well. It's chaotic, crowded, and dangerous. Here's an animation explaining the problems and solutions
Kathleen Noreisch

Germany Imagines Suburbs Without Cars - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    VAUBAN, Germany - Residents of this upscale community are suburban pioneers, going where few soccer moms or commuting executives have ever gone before: they have given up their cars. Street parking, driveways and home garages are generally forbidden in this experimental new district
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