Slum Cities: A Shifting World

Each week nearly a million people migrate from rural to urban centres to find a better life. Cities are ill-prepared to deal with the mass influx, resulting in illegal slums lacking water, sanitation and resources to support this exploding population. This program goes deep inside the lives and homes of some of the poorest people living in the slum cities ...
  • 2006
  • 00:45:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Engineering Connections Sydney Opera House

Richard Hammond climbs to the top of Sydney's iconic Opera House to unlock the engineering connections behind one of the most instantly recognizable buildings in the world. He reveals how an architect's sketch, rejected by the design competition jury, was transformed into concrete and glass through trailblazing building techniques inspired by a First World War gas mask, a set of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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Eco-Engineering The Impossible Build

October 1989, San Francisco is hit with an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale. Fires rage in the city, bridges collapse and the World Series must halt. In Golden Gate Park, the historic Academy of Sciences is badly shaken. Structural damage forces one of the Academy’s buildings to shut down. The City of San Francisco and the museum curators ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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The National The lesson Canada's historic building can learn from the Notre-Dame fire

Some of Canada's oldest buildings are places of worship, much like Notre-Dame Cathedral. Montreal alone has 450 churches that date back to the 1800s or earlier. That history is far less cared for, and far more vulnerable than you might think.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2019

The Silk Road The Silk Road, Episode 1

In the first episode of his series tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis starts in Venice and explores how its Renaissance architecture and art has been shaped by the East and by thousands of exchanges along the Silk Road. Episode 1 of 3.
  • 2016
  • 00:52:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/08/2020

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The National Toronto's waterfront could show the future of data collection

Toronto's waterfront is the location for the plans of a smart city — one that provides the blueprint for the future of data collection.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/13/2018

We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 4

Two serial entrepreneurs are bringing the farm to the city with economically sustainable rooftop greenhouses, an architectural design firm with a rebellious streak plots a revolution in city building, and a marine biologist is inspiring the next generation of ocean stewards by bringing school kids to the ocean floor. In this episode: Lauren Rathmell, Mohamed Hage, Alexander Josephson and Maeva ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/24/2017

Doc Zone Weather Gone Wild

Summer snowstorms. Disastrous flooding. Devastating wind and ice storms. Rampaging wildfires. Ruinous drought. Our weather has taken a turn for the extreme. And it’s going to get worse. As intense and unpredictable weather becomes the new normal, how can we adapt and survive? As a result of climate change, the new global buzzword is “adaptation,” as cities and citizens scramble ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2014

The National Would You Live Here?

With housing prices in the stratosphere and the typical salary stagnating, Canadians are finding ever more diverse living spaces, particularly in dense urban areas. The National takes a tour of the new housing frontier, going inside the “village in a box” concept of many condo developments, ultra-small apartments, co-housing, shipping-container dwellings and retail-to-residential conversions. Are these viable alternatives to the typical ...
  • 2010
  • 00:24:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2015 ​Do Our Cities Still Work?

Our cities are making us fatter and sicker. That's what city planners are saying about our North American commuter lifestyles. They say our cities were designed in an era when the car was king. Now they're calling for big changes to the way we design our cities and get around. But can it be done? 
  • 2015
  • 00:19:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2015

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