SMART CITIES 2.0
Episode 1 | Songdo, South Korea
Episode 2 | Higashimatsushima, Japan
Episode 3 | Bandung, Indonesia
Episode 4 | Singapore
Episode 5 | Ahmedabad, India
Episode 6 | Barcelona, Spain
Episode 7 | Shenzhen, China
Episode 8 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
The weekly 8-part TV series will explore some of the world's most reknown smart cities, and how they combine technology, culture, history and tradition to make them smarter and more efficient. The diversity of the cities covered in Smart Cities 2.0 is deliberate, and allows Pomeroy to reinforce and debunk many of the current perceptions that surround Smart Cities. Pomeroy interviews personalities who have had a role in shaping their respective cities, including architects, city planners and academics.
Songdo in South Korea is widely considered as one of the world's smartest cities. But its critics say high-tech is not enough. In this pilot episode, host Jason Pomeroy travels to this first-generation smart city to find out more.
The Japan earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 taught the country an unforgettable lesson. Rebuild cities as smarter cities, or risk another unthinkable disaster. Jason Pomeroy visits Higashimatsushima to learn about energy-resilience and Japans version of a smart city.
Bandung city in Indonesia is a city so charming that it used to be called the Paris of West Java. But it's also a city facing urban challenges that are pushing its resources to the limit. Join Jason Pomeroy as he finds out how Bandung does smart, the Bandung way.
Singapore has achieved remarkable economic growth in just over 50 years, and now, the city-state is setting its sights on the next frontier - becoming a smart nation. Jason Pomeroy finds out how Singapore is turning to data and technology to tackle the persistent problems of city living.
It wants to be one of the first smart cities in India. Jason Pomeroy visits Ahmedabad, the state of Gujarat's largest city in India. Can a city struggling to solve 19th century problems succeed in becoming 'smart'?
Barcelona has reinvented itself time and again to become one of the world's most influential cities. Today, the smart city of Barcelona is not the smart city it was five years ago - and Jason Pomeroy investigates what an updated version of a smart city looks like.
Jason Pomeroy travels to Shenzhen, the hardware capital of the world and China's original special economic zone. Today, it's a city on top of its game, but does success in business equate to being smart?
With approximately half of this European city made up of water, Amsterdamers have come up with some unique ways of working with this precious commodity. In this Final episode Jason Pomeroy takes to water and seeks out what makes Amsterdam smart.