Innovation

e2 - Melbourne Reborn

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By the mid-1970s, Melbourne was a dying city. People commuted in to work during the day, but downtown became a ghost town after 5pm. This episode explores how leadership and vision transformed the cityscape. Rob Adams, Melbourne's director of design and urban environment, gives a guided tour to show how the city first sought livability, then sustainability, and how the two are inextricably intertwined.

e2 - Architecture 2030

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Buildings are responsible for almost half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Can a collaborative effort - government leaders, architects, regulatory agencies and building suppliers - avert a climate crisis through policy change and education? Architect-turned-activist Ed Mazria may have the answer. His Architecture 2030 organization is galvanizing commitment to a carbon-neutral building sector by the year 2030.

e2 - Bogota: Building a Sustainable City

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Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, transformed one of the world's most chaotic cities into a model of civic-minded and sustainable urban planning. He reformed public transportation, added greenways, built mega-libraries and created the longest stretch of bike-only lanes in the world. But along the way, he met tremendous opposition from the very people he was attempting to help.

In The Studio - Building a Community of Everyday Heroes

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Patrick Shearer hosts Nathan J. Travernicht, Fire Chief, UC Davis Fire Department, and Shawn Kinney, Division Chief, City of Davis Fire Department to discuss the roll out of "PulsePoint," an app that citizens with CPR experience can download and use to help save lives. They also discuss Sidewalk CPR programs, involving citizens with the fire department, and automatic external defibrillators.

fire.ucdavis.edu

pulsepoint.org

We The Tiny House People

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TV producer and Internet-video personality Kirsten Dirksen invites us on her journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops.

Documentary runtime: 1:21:47
Release: 2012
Director/producer/writer/shooter/editor: Kirsten Dirksen
Concept & additional shooting/writing: Nicolás Boullosa Guerrero