Megacities uncovers the rapid growth, new forms of spatial density of population, formal and informal economics as well as poverty, crime, and high levels of social fragmentation.
Megacities takes a revolutionary look at the places where most of us live: the modern Metropolis. Megacities focuses on the single aspect of a city's infrastructure which best informs the life and functions of that place. Each city is examined as an organism: living, breathing, and growing. In order to survive, these infrastructures must each function independently, and yet blend into a harmony of man, machine, strategy and system, which defines it as a mega city. Megacities examines the infrastructure of eight iconic locations around the world: Las Vegas, Mexico City, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Sao Paulo, Mumbai and New York. Through dramatic storytelling, unparalleled access and sophisticated computer graphics blended seamlessly with live action, Megacities takes viewers beyond the monuments - and into the machinery - that is the true, living marvel of each mega city.
Megacities: Seoul: Unlocking The Grid
On 1 July 2004, Seoul introduced a world’s first state-of-the-art transport system and carried out a citizen-oriented comprehensive traffic policy.
Megacities: Hong Kong
This episode shows how a small city like Hong Kong accomplished such immense financial and technological feats.
Megacities: Mexico City
Mexico City is the world's biggest city. This episode examines how Mexico City is harnessing cutting-edge technology to build in safety.
Megacities: Las Vegas
When you think of casino, you think of Las Vegas. But this mega city's power is not gambling, it's electricity. Find out what was done to prevent a blackout.