Item Details

Generation Earth: A Place to Live

BBC
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Exploring how we have been redesigning the planet as we build ever more astonishing places to live. In Dubai, we climb to the very top of the world's tallest building—over half a mile above the desert sand—to help clean the highest windows in the world. In China, the rate of change is accelerating as millions move into the cities; to keep pace, they have learned to erect 30-storey buildings in under three weeks. The world is changing underneath our feet too; we dive beneath Mexico City with the two-man team whose unenviable job is to keep the city sewers flowing, before examining a very new-world solution to this age-old problem.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
48 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 - 12
Notes
  • Originally released by BBC, 2012.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on April 23, 2019.
Series
Generation Earth
Contents
Squeezing Everyone In (7:07); History of Height (3:55); The New World's Tallest (5:42); Accelerated Change (4:49); The Flatpack Future (2:58); The World's Biggest Plumbing Job (8:36); Weathering the Storm (6:25); Favelas (4:46); Summary and Credits: A Place To Live (2:23)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : BBC, [2012]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2019.
Publisher no.
  • 185462 Infobase
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Access Restriction
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Description
1 online resource (1 video file (48 min., 7 sec)) : sound, color.
Streaming video file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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