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Fellowship of the Valley
Hong Kong has long been facing the need to build more housing to cater to its ever-growing population. Yet, a government plan to rebuild a large public housing estate has raised the awareness of Steve, an ordinary retiree, as the site for redevelopment will include the heritage of an old dairy farm built among a verdant valley in 1886. Realizing the farm is an important part of Hong Kong history, Steve and his fellow residents from the neighborhood decided to find a way to save not only the well-preserved architecture but also the magnificent old trees and endangered species of wildlife inside.
Video produced by Radio Television Hong Kong in Hong Kong.
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.
In Mexico City, citizens formed an organization using innovative education models and technologies to address the city’s water shortage issues.
Videos produced by Construir TV in Argentina and SPR in Mexico.
Maintaining a sustainable way of life through organic farming is possible — even in big cities. In this episode, a woman in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro shows us how to maximize every last bit of local produce, while urban dwellers and beekeepers in Paris are developing a culture of sharing in rooftop gardens.
Videos produced by TAL in Brazil and QLM in France.
From the depths of a volcano to the density of a forest, people around the world are preserving natural wonders in their home cities. A docent at Mount Vesuvius shares why he has devoted his life to the volcano that destroyed much of the area in previous generations. A man in Hong Kong leads neighbors in a fight to preserve a historic forest that has become polluted.
Videos produced by RAI in Naples, Italy and RTHK in Hong Kong.
Urban planners and average citizens around the world are working to improve transportation in congested cities. In Bangkok, an architect fed up with his daily commute studies the combination of traditional boats and modern trains to beat traffic. In Bogota, a professor and his students develop a citywide electric car sharing system to ease congestion in dense urban areas.
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.
Two groups strive to reinvigorate public spaces amid blocky apartment structures and rigid urban development. An artist collective from Spain travels the globe to create murals that draw life back into dwindling public centers. In Medellin, Colombia, urban gardeners create green spaces that beautify the community and empower its citizens.
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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