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A history of urbanisation in Britain
A history of urbanisation in Britain

Duration: 01:35

Most of the large cities in Britain today are the result of urbanisation and population growth at the time of the industrial revolution.

 
An introduction to Paris
An introduction to Paris

Duration: 00:35

An introduction to the human geography of Paris.

 
Apartheid and urban planning in South Africa
Apartheid and urban planning in South Africa

Duration: 01:03

The effects of apartheid on urban planning in South Africa are explained. Apartheid is responsible for the development of squatter camps in Cape Town.

 
Benefits of urban growth: the Randstad, Holland
Benefits of urban growth: the Randstad, Holland

Duration: 02:02

Many people benefit from the use of greenfield land for new housing developments in the Randstad, Holland.

 
Cape Town: a city of contrasts
Cape Town: a city of contrasts

Duration: 03:12

An introduction to Cape Town, South Africa. The city itself is home to the wealthy few, while the majority of people live in townships around the perimeter.

 
Cities grow upwards and outwards (pt 1/2)
Cities grow upwards and outwards (pt 1/2)

Duration: 02:46

An explanation of the original geographical reasons for the growth and development of Gloucester in the 19th century.

 
Cities grow upwards and outwards (pt 1/2) (no narration)
Cities grow upwards and outwards (pt 1/2) (no narration)

Duration: 02:48

An explanation of the geographical reasons for the growth and development of Gloucester in the 19th century. No narration.

 
Cities grow upwards and outwards (pt 2/2)
Cities grow upwards and outwards (pt 2/2)

Duration: 02:37

A report about the growth of Gloucester from the 1940s to the present day, looking at suburban growth and regeneration of inner city areas.

 
Cities grow upwards and outwards (pt 2/2) (no narration)
Cities grow upwards and outwards (pt 2/2) (no narration)

Duration: 02:47

An explanation of the growth of Gloucester from the 1940s to the present day, focusing on suburban growth and regeneration of inner city areas. No narration.

 
Contrasting wealth in the city of Rio de Janeiro
Contrasting wealth in the city of Rio de Janeiro

Duration: 01:39

A look at Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city in Brazil, and the contrasts between rich and poor areas.

 
Dealing with the rush hour in Britain
Dealing with the rush hour in Britain

Duration: 02:07

The morning rush hour places enormous pressure on Britain's transport infrastructure.

 
Designing better business parks
Designing better business parks

Purpose-built business parks offer a cheaper but not necessarily more popular alternative to city centre offices. Recent examples aim to improve this reputation.

 
Exploring Manchester (pt 1/4)
Exploring Manchester (pt 1/4)

Duration: 02:47

The city of Manchester owes its existence to more than three centuries of industrial endeavour.

 
Exploring Manchester (pt 2/4)
Exploring Manchester (pt 2/4)

Duration: 03:27

The city of Manchester has reinvented itself as an attractive place in which to live and work.

 
Exploring Manchester (pt 3/4)
Exploring Manchester (pt 3/4)

Duration: 05:52

The Trafford Park area of Manchester has seen enormous change in the period since the 1930s.

 
Exploring Manchester (pt 4/4)
Exploring Manchester (pt 4/4)

Duration: 02:14

Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United Football Club, remains an important feature of Manchester's landscape.

 
Food sustainability: bee keeping in New York
Food sustainability: bee keeping in New York

Duration: 05:01

In the world's major and developed cities, people yearn to reconnect with nature. In New York, a group of bee-keepers are doing this by producing honey on the city's rooftops!

 
From brownfield site to cityscape (pt 1/3)
From brownfield site to cityscape (pt 1/3)

Duration: 02:06

Images of urban decay in the Staffordshire Potteries are interspersed with historic film footage and an animated graph showing the decline in employment.

 
From brownfield site to cityscape (pt 1/3) (no narration)
From brownfield site to cityscape (pt 1/3) (no narration)

Duration: 02:02

Images of urban decay in the Staffordshire Potteries are interspersed with historic film footage and an animated graph showing the decline in employment. No narration.

 
From brownfield site to cityscape (pt 2/3)
From brownfield site to cityscape (pt 2/3)

Duration: 03:30

An outline of five possible development options for a brownfield site in the Staffordshire Potteries.

 
From brownfield site to cityscape (pt 2/3) (no narration)
From brownfield site to cityscape (pt 2/3) (no narration)

Duration: 03:29

An outline of five possible development options for a brownfield site in the Staffordshire Potteries. No narration.

 
From brownfield site to cityscape (pt 3/3)
From brownfield site to cityscape (pt 3/3)

Duration: 01:38

A report encouraging students to think about what they would do with a brownfield site.

 
From brownfield site to cityscape (pt 3/3) (no narration)
From brownfield site to cityscape (pt 3/3) (no narration)

Duration: 01:38

A series of subtitles illustrates the factors which need to be considered when planning a redevelopment project on a brownfield site. No narration.

 
Inner city renewal: the Rive Gauche, Paris
Inner city renewal: the Rive Gauche, Paris

Duration: 04:44

The Rive Gauche in Paris is a successful example of urban renewal. The concept of proximity has been applied to this renewal project and a successful mix of housing, leisure, business and services has been achieved.

 
Inner city renovation: Paris
Inner city renovation: Paris

Duration: 01:17

A report about the decline and subsequent renovation and gentrification of inner city Paris.

 
Land use patterns in the city of Oxford
Land use patterns in the city of Oxford

Duration: 04:45

Land use patterns in Oxford have been shaped over many centuries by a wide range of physical and human factors.

 
Life in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro
Life in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro

Duration: 04:00

Rocinha is the largest of Rio de Janeiro's favelas or shanty towns. Members of a typical Rocinha family describe their work and their thoughts on favela life.

 
Managing road congestion in Cambridge
Managing road congestion in Cambridge

Duration: 01:52

An explanation of why Cambridge suffers from traffic congestion and what the council is doing to manage congestion in Cambridge.

 
Moving to the outskirts: 'Edge Cities' in LA
Moving to the outskirts: 'Edge Cities' in LA

Duration: 02:52

A look at the trend for more affluent families to move to the so-called 'edge cities' which surround LA. These modern, mixed land use developments offer respite from the problems which affect the city centre.

 
Poverty and wealth in modern South Africa
Poverty and wealth in modern South Africa

Duration: 02:33

A comparison of life in the shanty towns of South Africa with the wealthy suburbs.

 
Rural-urban migration: moving to Cape Town
Rural-urban migration: moving to Cape Town

Duration: 01:34

A family moving to Cape Town in South Africa discuss the differences in lifestyle between urban and rural areas.

 
School in a South African shanty town
School in a South African shanty town

Duration: 04:06

Aha-Thuto School serves the Orange Farm shanty town outside Johannesburg in South Africa.

 
Shanty town growth and development (no narration)
Shanty town growth and development (no narration)

Duration: 04:29

A look at the nature of a shanty town - its buildings, facilities and lifestyle. The report discusses how these areas can be improved through self-help schemes and local government assistance.

 
Shanty town growth and development in South Africa
Shanty town growth and development in South Africa

Duration: 04:28

A look at the nature of a shanty town - its buildings, facilities and lifestyle. The report discusses how these areas can be improved through self-help schemes and local government assistance.

 
The birth of Swindon
The birth of Swindon

Duration: 05:01

The town of Swindon has experienced tremendous growth as a result of its location at the heart of Britain's railway and motorway networks.

 
The changing face of London: Canary Wharf
The changing face of London: Canary Wharf

Duration: 02:40

Canary Wharf is found at the heart of London Docklands and has been transformed into an important centre for finance.

 
The changing face of London: Churchill Gardens
The changing face of London: Churchill Gardens

Duration: 02:47

The Churchill Gardens complex provides the best indication of how Abercrombie wanted to transform London after World War Two.

 
The changing face of London: London Docklands
The changing face of London: London Docklands

Duration: 05:32

The London Docklands area has experienced enormous change, most recently benefitting from an ambitious redevelopment scheme.

 
The changing face of London: London today
The changing face of London: London today

Duration: 04:52

Modern day London has been shaped more by economic forces than by any grand plan.

 
The changing face of London: post-war London
The changing face of London: post-war London

Duration: 03:01

Archive images from an aerial survey provide a record of what London was like after World War Two.

 
The changing face of London: St Paul's Cathedral
The changing face of London: St Paul's Cathedral

Duration: 02:58

St Paul's Cathedral miraculously survived Luftwaffe bombing campaigns during World War Two.

 
The changing face of London: The Abercrombie Plan
The changing face of London: The Abercrombie Plan

Duration: 02:05

Immediately after World War Two, Lord Abercrombie put forward ambitious plans for a more open and ordered London.

 
The changing face of London: The Square Mile
The changing face of London: The Square Mile

Duration: 02:04

Modern day architects are finding new ways to deal with London's old-fashioned street plan.

 
The changing face of London: transformation since World War Two
The changing face of London: transformation since World War Two

Duration: 01:51

Modern day London is the result of an enormous transformation dating back to early World War Two.

 
The changing face of London: urban planning for the future
The changing face of London: urban planning for the future

Duration: 03:56

Innovative 3D modelling techniques provide a glimpse of London's skyline in the future. This enables architects and planners to assess the visual impact of new buildings before they are actually built.

 
The environmental impact of urban sprawl in the Randstad
The environmental impact of urban sprawl in the Randstad

Duration: 04:09

The Randstad in the Netherlands consists of four cities which have expanded to form one large conurbation.

 
The origins of Stansted Airport
The origins of Stansted Airport

Duration: 1:41

An exploration of the history of Stansted Airport, now one of the UK's most successful commercial airports.

 
The problems of living in Los Angeles
The problems of living in Los Angeles

Duration: 03:48

An outline of the variety of urban problems afflicting Los Angeles, such as homelessness. Project Step is an organisation which finds work for homeless people.

 
The suburban housing estates of Paris
The suburban housing estates of Paris

Duration: 04:09

A background to the development of suburban housing estates in Paris.

 
Traffic in Paris: problems and solutions
Traffic in Paris: problems and solutions

Duration: 03:46

An outline of Parisian traffic problems and solutions, such as improving public transport and providing lanes for cyclists.

 
Urban regeneration and the London 2012 Olympics
Urban regeneration and the London 2012 Olympics

Duration: 04:01

The Stratford area of London's East End will be comprehensively redeveloped through the creation of the London 2012 Olympics site. Some of the implications for local people are discussed.

 
Urban regeneration and the London 2012 Olympics (pt 1/2)
Urban regeneration and the London 2012 Olympics (pt 1/2)

Duration: 01:56

Will the London 2012 Olympics bring tourists to Stratford? A large number of visitors will bring economic benefits to the area, however it is debatable as to whether or not the Olympics will result in a long term increase in tourism.

 
Urban regeneration and the London Olympics 2012 (pt 2/2)
Urban regeneration and the London Olympics 2012 (pt 2/2)

Duration: 04:32

An outline of the reasons why the Olympics may not provide a significant long term economic boost for London's East End, despite the planned investment in post-Games regeneration.

 
Urban students talk about their environment
Urban students talk about their environment

Duration: 01:20

City-dwelling students describe the urban environment.

 
Urbanisation - Rio de Janeiro
Urbanisation - Rio de Janeiro

Duration: 00:35

Rapid urbanisation is exacerbating many of Rio de Janeiro's problems. A favela community leader reflects on the problems of continued migration to the city.

 
Urbanisation in China
Urbanisation in China

Duration: 08:56

Cao Fei and Tong Yan are two 17-year-old Chinese girls who dream of escaping farm life to become successful clothes designers.

 
Urbanisation: why do people move to the city?
Urbanisation: why do people move to the city?

Duration: 01:02

The pace of urbanisation has resulted in the population of urban areas overtaking that of rural areas. Have cities become too crowded to cope?

 
Urbanisation: why do young people move to cities in South Africa?
Urbanisation: why do young people move to cities in South Africa?

Duration: 03:32

A look at push and pull factors operating in South Africa, examining the motives for rural to urban migration.

 
Urbanisation: why do young people move to cities in South Africa? (no narration)
Urbanisation: why do young people move to cities in South Africa? (no narration)

Duration: 03:32

A look at push and pull factors operating in South Africa, examining the motives for rural to urban migration. No narration.

 
Visiting an archive of aerial images in Swindon
Visiting an archive of aerial images in Swindon

Duration: 1:25

The archive at the English Heritage Centre in Swindon has a valuable collection of aerial images dating back to the early 20th century.

 
Where should new housing be located in Cambridge?
Where should new housing be located in Cambridge?

Duration: 01:45

A discussion about the need for new houses in the Cambridge area and where they should be located.

 

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