Videos about Cities
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Last Call At The Oasis (2012)
Water. It's the earth's most valuable resource. Our cities are powered by it, countless industries depend on it, and all living things need it to survive. But it's very possible that in the near future, there won't be enough to sustain life on our planet. From Academy...
Capture the Rain and Rebuild the Economy
This fun animation shows how reconnecting trees to our city's watersheds is one of the fastest ways to create lasting jobs while rebuilding local economies and preparing our communities to thrive and survive increasing threats of severe weather.  Staring Andy Lipkis, Founder...
The Long, Dark Shadows of Plutocracy
From luxury skyscrapers -- taller, more expensive and exclusive than ever before -- the dark shadows of plutocracy are spreading across the commons of democracy. 
INSURRECTO-RIOTOSIS
This week we bring you an exclusive report on the pandemic that’s infecting the globe. Insurrecto-Riotosis. The first wave of the pandemic was reported in the city of Nantes in France following the police murder of 21 year old eco-defender Rémi Fraisse. This contagion...
Hidden Harvest - The Food Hiding in Plain sight
Hidden Harvest Ottawa co-founder Katrina Siks explains how her organisation works in Canada's capital city to exploit the underutilized resource offered by fruit and nut trees in private and public spaces.
The Love Police: Liberation of Canary Wharf
Public spaces in city centres are increasingly being turned into private estates, with their own security forces who get to decide who can be there and what they can do. Since their aim is primarily to create footfall for the retail outlets that provide a huge chunk of their...
Ferguson: Chronicle of an Insurrection
An in depth look at the events that unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri following the police murder of Michael Brown, a black teenager. Also features an exclusive interview with former Black Panther, Ashanti Alston, about the state of black "America", abolishing penile power and...
How Violence Is Inherent in The System
This is a clip from "Occupied Cascadia" (2012). Watch the full film here. Featuring Derrick Jensen, Charles Eisenstein and Dillon Thompson.
GLOBAL WARNING: Typhoon Yolanda
A documentary about the super typhoon Yolanda - Haiyan which hit the Philippines on Nov 8th 2013. A video by Dobrin Kashavelov (Bulgaria/Philippines). 
Rotterdam - The Transition to Urban Resilience
If current trends continue, by 2050 70% of the world's population will live in cities. Knowing that cities will grow both in number and surface, it is time to recognize the city as a natural ecosystem. In order to meet human needs now and in the future, nature-based and...
Singapore: Biophilic City (2012)
A whirlwind week in Singapore exploring the amazing story of how Singapore came to be one of the most 'biophilic' cities of the world, on the cutting edge of ecocity design and innovation. Did you have any idea? There has been unprecedented priority given in recent years to...
Destroy FIFA! The Battle Against The World Cup In Brazil
This week on "It's the end of the World as We know it and I feel fine" we bring you a round up of news from the muthafrackin resistance. Starting with the shooting of three cops from the Canadian Mounted po-po and a look at its colonial history. Followed up by the FIFA world...
The Nature of Cities (2010)
"The Nature Of Cities" follows the journey of Professor Timothy Beatley as he explores urban projects around the world, representing the new green movement that hopes to move our urban environments beyond sustainability to a regenerative way of living. Director: Charles Davis
Christie Walk: A Piece Of Ecocity (2011)
A Piece of Ecocity is an inspiring 2-part film about one of the only inner-city eco-housing projects in the world. It is a great example of what could be possible everywhere.  Part 1 is an introductory 10 minute overview which outlines the multiple community and...
Using Biomimicry To Build a Centenary City in Nigeria
Nigeria will be celebrating its 100th birthday in 2014 and as part of the celebration a new city will be built based on biomimicry. Following the systems of nature, the 'Smart City' will be built in Abuja, being self sufficient and interdependent. The design will use...
How To Occupy The Noosphere: Ian MacKenzie @ TEDxVictoria 2013
Ian MacKenzie An ardent filmmaker and media activist, Ian MacKenzie is dedicated to capturing and sharing glimpses of emerging human paradigms. MacKenzie's most recent film, Occupy Love, explores the growing realization that the dominant systems of power are failing to...
Cheating & the Corporate Cannibals
Goldman Sachs struck a deal with politicians to avoid paying property tax. Subsidised by the small businesses and home owners of New York City, the financiers are enriched, leaving the homeless searching for shelter at night. Scott Baker argues that it doesn't make economic...
What Happens When You Give 4000 Kids 2 Million Lego Blocks to Build the City of Their Dreams?
The LEGO® BUILD THE CHANGE workshop took place at the EcoCity2013 World Summit, 24 - 29 September 2013. Connect4Climate collected online submissions from around the world to be displayed at the event: http://www.connect4climate.org/competition/buildthechange More than...
Ihtiyaciniz Olan Her Sey (Everything We Need)
Zumbara is a time-banking community that facilitates thousands of exchanges between people in Istanbul and in other cities in Turkey. Zumbara recognizes the opportunity to use the tool of time-banking to create a better connected community and an accessible way to start to...
Man Gets Ticket For Not Riding In Bike Lane, Films Himself Crashing Into Things In Bike Lanes.
This is exactly the kind of civic revenge video that we condone, hilariously injuring yourself in the name of proving a point. - http://unlooker.com
Designing Healthy Communities
Designing Healthy Communities is a 4 part series and companion book that takes a comprehensive look at the impact America’s built environment has on public health, and at the people and communities working to turn things around through innovative solutions. Many of today’s...
Sound Feelings
Sound feelings is a collage of captured moments which builds up an experimental road movie video. A collection of impressions and "sonorized feelings", reflections, gestures, landscapes, ..." Guitar composed & performed by Gerard JOUFFROY Directed, Filmed, Edited, Mixed...
Inner-City Nature Reserves: You Won't Know How Awesome They Are Till You Have One Yourself
A glimpse into the life of one of the first inner city designated nature reserves in the UK and what this space has come to mean to the community who cherish it.
How do you change? - Connect4Climate iChange competition
The Earth is a beautiful place. However, we sometimes forget that things we do day-to-day affect the climate, our water, our planet. We can make changes to our everyday lives that can help reduce our environmental impact. Now, how do you change? A video by Marxelle...
Street Fight (2005)
Nominated for an Academy Award, this film chronicles the hard-fought campaign for mayor of Newark, New Jersey, by Corey Booker, a young community activist and City Council member, against a 16-year incumbent with a powerful political machine.
The Eviction Free Zone
In South Minneapolis, eight family have declared their community an Eviction Free Zone. Support them by signing their petition at: http://start2.occupyourhomes.org/ We, the residents of the Central and Powderhorn neighborhoods of Minneapolis, want stable and affordable...
Idle No More: Urban Racism
Wellesley Institute's Michael Shapcott: Toronto used to have racist laws that forbid aboriginals from congregating together, therefore atomizing the native population in the urban area.  SUBSCRIBE and check out our other videos! http://www.operationmaple.com...
The Youth Job Crisis
Youths in Canada and the U.S. are finding it increasingly difficult to find employment after they finish their post-secondary education. And a growing portion of the jobs they can find are low-skilled, low-paying temporary or part-time jobs. Here is the story of two young...
Urban Permaculture: Sustainable Strategies for Urban Living (2011)
Geoff Lawton ventures into the cities and towns of the small Urban Garden. Urban Permaculture. What are the creative Permaculture strategies that people use in small scale garden design? Watch Geoff Lawton in action on a real Permaculture consultancy. If you live in the...
6 Portraits of the Solidarity Economy
In a solidarity economy, our needs are met by exchanging goods, services, resources, and knowledge in ways that advance core values of justice, democracy, cooperation, and ecological sustainability. Portraits of the Solidarity Economy is a film series exploring the stories...
Murray Bookchin: All Ecological Problems Have Their Roots in Social Problems (1988)
Bookchin was an American libertarian socialist author, orator, and philosopher. A pioneer in the ecology movement, Bookchin was the founder of the social ecology movement within anarchist, libertarian socialist, and ecological thought. “Until society can be reclaimed by...
Fixing the Future: Creating Local Jobs and Building Prosperity (2010) (trailer)
Host David Brancaccio tackles one of the toughest challenges facing Americans today: How does our country create jobs that pay well and build prosperity? Brancaccio travels across America uncovering innovative community and small business projects pioneered by inspirational...
Thinking Cities, Networked Society (2012)
The film deals with one of the most dramatic societal trends happening today: urbanization. The world population is expected to soar to more than 9 billion people by 2050, with roughly 70 percent living in cities. At the same time, Information Communications Technology is...
Principled Societies Project Part I: Local Financial System
This video introduces the Token Exchange System, a local monetary/financial system being developed by the Principled Societies Project, based on the book "Creating Sustainable Societies" by John Boik. The token system is an advanced form of local currency. It is designed to...
Streets Of Plenty (2010)
An unprecedented look into the underworld of Vancouver’s downtown east-side ghetto. This 65 minute documentary follows one man’s 30 day experiment of joining the thousands of homeless, ill, and addicted, who survive the streets of Vancouver’s cold, wet December. He starts off...
Taken for a Ride (1996)
Before freeways, traffic congestion and air pollution, public transportation was a vital part of the American landscape. Jim Klein and Martha Olson weave investigative journalism, urban history and social commentary to uncover General Motors' role in dismantling street car...
Gimme Green (2007)
Gimme Green is a humorous look at the American obsession with the residential lawn and the effects it has on our environment, our wallets and our outlook on life. From the limitless subdivisions of Florida to sod farms in the arid southwest, Gimme Green peers behind the...
Visualizing The Edible City in 3 Minutes
Watch an animation that shows how to turn a conventional community into an edible city. Learn how to transform unproductive spaces into agricultural landscapes that help fight obesity and reduce food deserts. A couple resource...
Edible City: Grow the Revolution (2012)
Edible City tells the stories of the pioneers who are digging their hands into the dirt, working to transform their communities and do something truly revolutionary: grow local food systems that are socially just, environmentally sound, economically viable and resilient to...
Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)
By 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Today, less than 5 years later, the electric car is back... with a vengeance.  In Revenge of the Electric Car, director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the...
Manufactured Landscapes (2006)
MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES is a feature length documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Burtynsky makes large-scale photographs of ‘manufactured landscapes’ – quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines, dams. He photographs civilization’s...
Are We Doomed? YERT Feature Film (trailer)
Get ready for YERT: The Film. We've finished our feature film based on our eco-adventures to every state of the USA! Please spread the word to all of your friends and family - we want this film to travel around the world. Find or arrange a screening near you by clicking on...
Play Again
What are the consequences of a childhood removed from nature?At a time when children play more behind screens than outside, PLAY AGAIN explores the changing balance between the virtual and natural worlds. Is our connection to nature disappearing down the digital rabbit...
Eugene City of Peace Introduction
Describes the goals, process, and philosophy of an experiment in community-building. A movement of people interested in defining, nurturing, and celebrating Eugene as City of Peace are building a new common story, definition and understanding of who is valued: each and every...
First Earth: Uncompromising Ecological Architecture (2010)
FIRST EARTH is a documentary about the movement towards a massive paradigm shift for shelter -- building healthy houses in the old ways, out of the very earth itself, and living together like in the old days, by recreating villages. It is a sprawling film, shot on location...
Sprawling from Grace: Driven to Madness (2008)
Sprawling From Grace is a documentary feature film about the unintended consequences of suburban sprawl. It illustrates the importance of altering the course of how we develop our nation’s cities. It communicates the dangers of continuing to invest in the inefficient...
Bogota: Building A Sustainable City (2008)
Bogota: Building a Sustainable City ´ documentary by PBS e2 series. Narrated by Brad Pitt. During his tenure as mayor of Bogota, Colombia, Enrique Penalosa was both revered and scorned for his urban planning and transportation policies. His public works projects, which...
Claiming the Commons: Food for All on Haultain Boulevard
Rainey Hopewell's crazy idea has ended up feeding a neighborhood and creating community. She and Margot Johnston planted vegetables in the parking strip in front of their house. They offer them free for the taking ? to anyone, anytime ? with messages chalked on the sidewalk...
END: CIV (2011)
Directed by Franklin Lopez, END:CIV examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick...
The End of Suburbia (2004)
"We're literally stuck up a cul-de-sac in a cement SUV without a fill-up" - James Howard Kunstler Global oil peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, Are today's suburbs destined to become the slums of the future? This is a short version of "The End...