Note: Part 1 of this series was never aired by my PBS station -- held off for as long as possible, but doesn't look like it will be aired anytime soon. If it does, will release that part separately. The first season of Design e2 was released in 2006.
"Global in scope and comprised of six 30-minute chapters filmed in HD, e² design season two features the designers and drivers of change in the world of sustainable architecture. Each episode looks at the built environment's ecological effects, and the design innovations that can reduce buildings' contribution to climate change. Episodes explore: how former mayor Enrique Peñalosa transformed Bogotá, Colombia into a model of sustainable urban planning; architect Thom Mayne's General Services Administration building in San Francisco, a possible model of the future workplace; the waterfront development of Borneo Sporenburg on the outskirts of Amsterdam, Holland - high density, suburban-style housing without sprawl; the Druk White Lotus School in Ladakh, India, an example of sustainable design driven by local concerns and climate; the philosophy of developer Jonathan Rose toward affordable housing in New York City; and the tireless crusade of architect Ed Mazria to single-handedly convince the building sector to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030. Narrated by Brad Pitt."
Part 2: Greening the Federal Government
Government buildings are not historically associated with sustainability or exquisite design. But the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Design Excellence program is changing that perception. The program commissioned Pritzker Prize-winning Architect Thom Mayne to design the San Francisco Federal Building, a structure that aims to be the prototype for tomorrow's workplace.
Part 3: Bogotá: Building a Sustainable City
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.
Part 4: Affordable Green Housing
New York City is known for its diversity, but that quality isn't always reflected in its public housing developments, which often ignore the social and cultural characteristics of the communities who live in them. This episode follows third generation-developer Jonathan Rose through Irvington, Harlem and the Bronx - communities where Rose is putting sustainability within reach of public housing residents.
Part 5: Adaptive Reuse in the Netherlands
Dutch planners tap into their innate design sensibility and the industrial landscape to create a sustainable development in Amsterdam's abandoned dockyards, Borneo Sporenburg. Offering an alternative to the trappings of suburban sprawl, the development maximizes space while maintaining privacy, and uses the vast waterways as core landscape design elements.
Part 6: Architecture 2030
Buildings are responsible for almost half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Can a collaborative effort - government leaders, architects, regulatory agencies and building suppliers - avert a climate crisis through policy change and education? Architect-turned-activist Ed Mazria may have the answer. His Architecture 2030 organization is galvanizing commitment to a carbon-neutral building sector by the year 2030.
more info: http://www.pbs.org/e2/design.html
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