The One Planet Film Festival 2014 at St. Mary's College presents
Bogotá: Building a Sustainable City (26 min) & Vision of the Future: Sustainable Eco-cities (25 min)
Bogotá: Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, transformed one of the world’s most chaotic cities into a model of civic-minded and sustainable urban planning. He reformed public transportation, added greenways, built mega-libraries and created the longest stretch of bike-only lanes in the world. But along the way, he met tremendous opposition from the very people he was attempting to help.
Vision of the Future: It is estimated that by 2030 the vast majority of humankind will be living in an urban environment, putting an immense strain on the planet’s natural resources. Using Freiburg, in Germany, as an example of a model eco-city that has proved its sustainability over time, this program reimagines the urban development process.
With the short, The Story of Cosmetics (8 min)