Film Night:The Urban Green: Sustainable Solutions for Cities

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    Friday, September 18 2020

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In person, architecture can move us, but it can also touch us through storytelling and the medium of film. Remember when you first saw the 1927 science-fiction film Metropolis? Or The Fountainhead with Howard Roark, the ambitious and uncompromising young architect? This summer, we’ll recommend an architecture film each Friday to jumpstart your weekend. You can watch the film on your own time by accessing it through Kanopy, YouTube, or another shared platform. Share your thoughts about the film using #aiadcSummerNights. Grab some popcorn, get comfy, and enjoy the film!

Note: To access Kanopy and this film, you need a library card. If you don't have one, register for links to rent or buy this film.

The Urban Green: Sustainable Solutions for Cities

Communities around the world are currently faced with a number of large-scale environmental challenges, including dangerous, irreversible climate change. Many of these challenges stem from cities and our resource intensive urban lifestyles. Fortunately, an array of concrete solutions to these challenges are already being developed and implemented in cities around the globe! So, we set off on an inspirational journey to explore the most innovative ideas, technologies and initiatives being used by cities today as they strive to create more livable and sustainable cities. We sought out leading cities that would offer a source of inspiration and with the potential to stimulate wide scale change which sets us on the path towards a one-planet future where humans live in harmony with nature.

Featured cities: Vancouver, Canada; Seoul, South Korea; Gothenburg, Sweden; Paris, France; Cape Town & Tshwane, South Africa

Running Time: 28 mins
Year: 2016
Filmed, Edited, Written & Produced by: Tommy Gärdh
Narrated by: Alan Pryke

Film courtesy of: WWF International

Building a future in which people live in harmony with nature.