Smart Cities 2.0

Smart Cities 2.0

8 Episodes

Today, more than half of the world’s population live in cities, and this number keeps on growing. If we want to continue enjoying life in cities then cities have to become smarter. In Smart Cities 2.0, architect Jason Pomeroy travels to 8 distinct cities to find out just how smart these cities are.

Smart Cities 2.0
  • Songdo, South Korea

    Episode 1

    What makes a city smart? Is it cutting edge technology? Or state of the art infrastructure. Is it top down control? Or giving power to the people? Eco-architect Jason Pomeroy asks these questions of one of the world’s newest and most technologically advanced cities, Songdo in South Korea.

  • Higashimatsushima, Japan

    Episode 2

    The Japan earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 taught the country an unforgettable lesson. Rebuild cities as smarter cities, or risk another unthinkable disaster. In this episode, Jason travels to Higashimatsushima, 3.11’s Ground Zero.

  • Bandung, Indonesia

    Episode 3

    Bandung city in Indonesia is a city so charming that it used to be called the Paris of West Java. But it’s also a city facing urban challenges that is pushing its resources to the limit.
    Jason finds out how Bandung uses social media and hi-tech control centres to do smart, the Bandung way.

  • Singapore

    Episode 4

    Singapore has achieved stunning economic growth in just over 50 years, and now, the city-state is setting its sights on the next frontier – smart nationhood. Jason finds out how Singapore is turning to data and technology to tackle the persistent problems of city living.

  • Ahmedabad

    Episode 5

    It wants to be one of the first smart cities in India, but it’s also struggling to solve 18th and 19th century problems like sanitation. Jason travels to the city of Ahmedabad, the state of Gujarat’s largest city in India, to find out if a smart city be inclusive and improve the lives of all its ...

  • Barcelona, Spain

    Episode 6

    Full of history, Barcelona has reinvented itself time and again to become one of the world’s most influential cities. Today, the smart city of Barcelona is not the smart city it was five years ago – and architect Jason Pomeroy is there to find out what a smart city 2.0 looks like…

  • Shenzhen, China

    Episode 7

    Shenzhen, China, is the hardware capital of the world and one of the country’s major ports – it’s a city on top of its game. There’s no denying that Shenzhen fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, but does success in business equal smart?

  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Episode 8

    What makes the city of Amsterdam so smart? Is it technology, infrastructure, or a liberal attitude? And what can other cities learn fin their quest to embrace 21st century technology and infrastructure from Amsterdam? Jason Pomeroy is on a mission to find out.