The Urbanist

Gardens, integration and pollution

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13 July 2017

Episode 300

30 minutes


Photo: Studio Roosegaarde and World Economic Forum

Making a concrete jungle greener in Brazil, using a new library to promote integration in Toronto and how a bike can suck in air pollution and pump out clean air.

13 July 2017

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Chapter 1

9 minutes

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Chapter 1

São Paulo: vertical gardens

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Guil Blanche is trying to change Sāo Paulo’s reputation as a concrete jungle. His company, Movimento 90 Degrees, has worked to transform its urban landscapes with vertical gardens.

9 minutes

Chapter 2

10 minutes

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Chapter 2

Toronto: Albion Library

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Architect Andrew Frontini of Perkins+Will tells us about a new project in the Rexdale neighbourhood that wants to bring the community together.

10 minutes

Chapter 3

8 minutes


Photo: WEF

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Chapter 3

Daan Roosegaarde: defying pollution

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For this report from the World Economic Forum, our Hong Kong bureau chief James Chambers took to the smoggy streets of Dalian to speak to Daan Roosegaarde about his pollution-defying projects.

8 minutes

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