Ecopolis

Mondays from 15 December, 8.30pm on DISCOVERY CHANNEL

Ecopolis is not a real city but it is a realistic vision of what our cities might look like by the year 2050. In this ground breaking series, we analyse key data to come up with a possible model for urban life in 2050. And it’s not pretty. Professor Dan Kammen is a man on a mission to find the technologies that could rewrite the future and turn future cities into places we can look forward to living in, without trashing the planet. Kammen is a Berkeley Energy Professor and key member of a Nobel prize winning team of scientists that advises governments on climate change. In each of the first five episodes, Kammen tackles a different threat to Ecopolis, and judges four competing technologies that could solve the problem. Helped by number crunchers from The Centre for Alternative Technology, he must choose just one winning idea to deploy in Ecopolis.