Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  50 minutes
Date:  2000
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Reinventing the World: Cities

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Is 'sustainable cities' an oxymoron or can they be made to work?

Reinventing the World: Cities

As the world's cities grow and resources shrink, will we be able to live sustainably with the earth - and with each other? Can we take care of people and the environment? A community watershed project in Sao Paolo, Brazil shows us how. Can urban planning be a win-win for everyone?

This program looks at what sustainability means in locations as diverse as East L.A., Sao Paolo, and Curitiba, Brazil, Vancouver and Portland. Jane Jacobs, Bill McKibben, Bill Rees, California senator Martha Escutia, and John Ryan offer their ideas on what living sustainably in the world's cities means.

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Main credits

Springbett, David (Director)
Springbett, David (Producer)
MacAndrew, Heather (Director)
MacAndrew, Heather (Producer)
MacAndrew, Heather (Screenwriter)
Kennedy, Des (Narrator)
Kennedy, Des (Screenwriter)

Other credits

Writers, Heather MacAndrew, Des Kennedy; photography, Gord More, Quadra Productions; editors, Jack Morbin, Gord More; original music, Tobin Stokes.

Distributor credits

Asterisk Productions, Ltd.

Asterisk Productions, Ltd.
David Springbett and Heather MacAndrew
Host and Narrator: Des Kennedy
Produced in association with Vision TV

Docuseek2 subjects

Urban Ecosystems
Sustainable Architecture
Urban Studies

Distributor subjects

Air Pollution
American Studies
Canadian Studies
Developing World
International Studies
Latin American Studies
Local Economies
Social Psychology
Sustainable Development
Urban Studies
Urban and Regional Planning


sustainable cities, Jane Jacobs, Bill McKibben, Bill Rees, Martha Escutia, John Ryan,"Cities",Bullfrog Films

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