Social Planning

  • The Power of Utopia


    What would a utopian city of the 20th century look like, if designed by one of the most iconic & revered architects of the era? And would it all work?

    Discover the incredible planned city of Chandigarh in India; the largest and most ambitious project of the renowned Swiss and French architect Le...

  • e2 Energy
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    e2 Energy

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    What if our climate, energy and economic problems are in fact defining opportunities; to reinvent and redesign on a global scale?

    Narrated by Morgan Freeman, e² Energy investigates innovations in alternative energy technologies that provide options for a more sustainable energy future. Through t...

  • The Pruitt-Igoe Myth - An Urban History


    The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home.

    The Pruitt-Igoe Myth seeks to set the historical record straight. T...

  • The Home Show


    There is no silver bullet for all our housing problems. But as Foreign Correspondent's The Home Show demonstrates, creative approaches - even niche ideas like tiny houses, canal boats and shipping containers, combined with a dose of brave public policy - can make a real difference.

  • There Goes Our Neighbourhood


    There Goes Our Neighbourhood is the powerful, funny and uplifting story of a team of public housing locals who come together with a hope to unite their neighbourhood, convince residents and the outside world of the value of their community through an ambitious art project, in an attempt to preven...

  • Do More With Less


    Do More With Less shows how young Latin American architects are bringing about a change in practice by offering a new understanding of the way the profession interacts with society. Rethinking the use of materials, academia, and the power of community and team work.

  • My City with Jakob Dunkl

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    Viennese architect Jakob Dunkl (querkraft Architekten) explores key modern and fascinating buildings in major European cities. Dunkl meets architects, artists, museum directors, urban planners and other city enthusiasts, discussing architecture with luminaries such as such as Dominique Perrault, ...

  • Leisurama


    Leisurama is the story of a little pre-fabricated house, stocked with everything a person could need to walk in and begin a happy life, which started out at the 1964 NY World's Fair, and was eventually sold at Macy's! Along the way, you'll find out about the cold war, the World's Fair, the strugg...

  • Social Housing

    "You don’t understand the kind of scarcity there is in Mexico and many other countries." - Javier Garciadiego, developer

    Scarcity. Population density. Disaster recovery. Mexican architects are facing all of these challenges in ways that will surprise and inspire you.
    Episode two of MEXITY looks...

  • Concrete Soldiers


    Concrete Soldiers takes us on an exhilarating journey depicting people's battles against the big developers and Councils, who are splitting apart communities in the name of progress. But seemingly, against all odds, campaigners are winning and showing the way for people power.


  • Smart Cities 2.0

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    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 s...

  • Microtopia


    Microtopia explores how architects, artists and ordinary problem-solvers are pushing the limits to find answers to their dreams of portability, flexibility and of creating independence from the grid. Microtopia deals with contemporary urgent ideas that are addressed, and solved, in very surprisin...

  • The Experimental City


    In the 1960’s, as the cities collapsed and the suburbs sprawled, Athelstan Spilhaus had a vision: A futuristic city for 250,000 residents, engineered from scratch in the isolated woods of northern Minnesota, to solve the twin urban and environmental crises.

    The Minnesota Experimental City wou...