Cities of Tomorrow (2014)

Viewing

Seen in 2016.

I saw SVT's Swedish translation.

Subject

Futuristic urban systems of IT, energy production and agriculture.

Commentary

Stereotypically French in that it focuses more on vague poetry than fact checking. For instance, archaeologists do not believe that the hanging gardens of Babylon, if they existed at all, were hydroponic. The first episode, on IT integration verging on a form of reinvented arcology, was the most interesting. Those systems look like they'd be a nightmare to maintain 10 or 20 years later.

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