A project to build a new town in Kenya that was initiated by an organization founded by street beggars; UNICEF's efforts to bring the Internet to Uganda; a new water-delivery system in Manila. Also: a chemist in Bangladesh who may have found a solution to one of the largest mass poisonings in human history.
The efforts of designers, engineers and architects to find solutions to urban problems are examined in this series. The opener includes helping the Kenyan slum of Kibera make better use of local materials; and bringing cable cars to Medellin, Colombia.
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Premiered: November 29, 2011
Premise: Examining the efforts of designers, engineers and architects to find solutions to urban problems.