ANNOUNCEMENT: “Thinking Cities” Documentary from Ericsson

February 22, 2012

Stockholm City Hall at night

Ericsson’s Networked Society writes to GBE about a new, though-provoking documentary, “Thinking Cities.” This finely produced 17:49 work explores urbanization, technology and green energy. A company representative cites a recent post by Jennifer Shockley, noting her post on Stockholm as Green Capital by Jennifer Shockley goes hand-in-hand with “Thinking Cities, adding these details:

The recently produced 20-minute documentary deals with one of the most dramatic societal trends happening today: urbanization. The world population is expected to soar to more than 9 billion people by 2050, with roughly 70 percent living in cities. At the same time, technology is extending is reach. These parallel trends are intersecting at a time when the world faces serious economic, environmental, and social challenges in achieving a more sustainable development. Thinking Cities explores the challenges and opportunities of urbanization in the Networked Society.

This work features some of the world’s leading city thinkers, including: Geoffrey West, physicist and professor at Santa Fe Institute; Mathieu Lefevre of New Cities Foundation and Carlo Ratti, Director of MIT Senseable City Lab.

Soon Jennifer will review this work in more detail for GBE, but until then, take a look should you have the opportunity. We shall be providing more information like this in the coming weeks about cities and their critical role for modern civilization.

Photo: MontanNito



Glenn Meyers

Writer, documentary producer, and director. Meyers is a contributor to CleanTechnica, and founder of Green Streets MediaTrain, a communications connection and eLearning hub. As an independent producer, he's been involved in the development, production and distribution of television and distance learning programs for both the education industry and corporate sector. He also is an avid gardener and loves sustainable innovation.