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Do-It-Yourself Mobile Phones
In Hamburg, a group of electronic hobby inventors spent four weeks building their own mobile phones in a do-it-yourself workshop hosted by Fab Lab.
Fab Labs are "public technical libraries," or fabrication laboratories, where people have access to innovative technologies used in production facilities. The member and donation-supported centers offer hands-on learning experiences for the general public with access to a variety of industrial machines. The Hamburg facility is one of 600 Fab Labs across the world demonstrating factories and workshops can co-exist among expensive apartments, offices, and retail space in major cities.
Maintaining a sustainable way of life through organic farming is possible — even in big cities.
Two groups strive to reinvigorate public spaces amid blocky apartment structures and rigid urban development.
Many people are ditching the confines of traditional apartment life and opting for communal living instead.
Big cities attract dreamers from all over the world. This episode features the people building communities of inclusion for immigrants.
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Water activists combat climate change and illegal wetland development that is causing towns to flood in Argentina. Graciela Capodoglio founded the Natural Reserve of Pilar to preserve the floodplain ecosystem in the province of Buenos Aires.
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Videos produced by Construir TV in Argentina and SPR in Mexico.
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Videos produced by TAL in Brazil and QLM in France.
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Videos produced by RAI in Naples, Italy and RTHK in Hong Kong.
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Videos by Thai PBS in Thailand and TAL in Colombia.
The heart of many large cities lies in their historic neighborhoods but across the world, the cultural vitality of these neighborhoods is threatened by the forces of gentrification and aging infrastructure. Hear from the people of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles and the Old Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam as they work to improve and preserve their communities.
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People are rethinking housing arrangements in growing cities across the globe. Many are ditching the confines of traditional apartments and opting for communal living. In Seoul, three families band together to build the home of their dreams and the urban support system they’ve never had. On a larger scale, participants in a housing cooperative in Lyon band together to share space and the responsibilities of homeownership in a Vertical Village.
Featuring segments by KBS and QLM.
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