My Perfect City [The Compass]

Episodes

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02The smart city: Seoul, South Korea20190410

How is data being used to help Seoul run smoothly? And how have 20,000 sensors transformed life in Santander, Spain? Both cities have implemented innovative policies that are solving pressing challenges to city life.

Presenter Fi Glover returns with two new panellists to analyse and critique the best policies from global cities: Dr Ellie Cosgrave, Director of UCL City Leadership Laboratory; and urbanist Professor Greg Clark. The team scour the world looking for the most inspirational cities, from those tackling environmental issues and urban violence, to encouraging political participation and transforming slums. Are they models other cities should follow?

Image: Songpagu district in Seoul at night (Credit: Getty Images)

How is data being used to help Seoul run smoothly?

The Compass - exploring our world.

03The 24-hour city: London, UK20190417

As investment in the night-time economy rises, we look at how this is working in London. Is anywhere else doing a better job?

Presenter Fi Glover returns with two new panellists to analyse and critique the best policies from global cities: Dr Ellie Cosgrave, Director of UCL City Leadership Laboratory; and urbanist Professor Greg Clark. The team scour the world looking for the most inspirational cities, from those tackling environmental issues and urban violence, to encouraging political participation and transforming slums. Are they models other cities should follow?

Image: The City of London at night (Credit: Neil Hall/European Photopress Agency)

How the UK capital makes money around the clock

The Compass - exploring our world.

03The 24-hour City: London, Uk2019041720190421 (WS)

As investment in the night-time economy rises, we look at how this is working in London. Is anywhere else doing a better job?

Presenter Fi Glover returns with two new panellists to analyse and critique the best policies from global cities: Dr Ellie Cosgrave, Director of UCL City Leadership Laboratory; and urbanist Professor Greg Clark. The team scour the world looking for the most inspirational cities, from those tackling environmental issues and urban violence, to encouraging political participation and transforming slums. Are they models other cities should follow?

Image: The City of London at night (Credit: Neil Hall/European Photopress Agency)

How the UK capital makes money around the clock

The Compass - exploring our world.

04Participatory budgeting: Paris, France20190424

Presenter Fi Glover, Dr Ellie Cosgrave, director of UCL City Leadership Laboratory and urbanist professor Greg Clark, analyse and critique the participatory budgeting of Paris, where citizens vote on how to spend part of the city’s budget. They also look at how Valletta in Malta regularly tops 90% voter turnout in political elections. Are they models other cities should follow?

Image: Hotel de Ville, Paris (Credit: Getty Images)

In Paris citizens vote on how to spend the city's budget. Is this a model to follow?

The Compass - exploring our world.

04Participatory budgeting: Paris, France2019042420190428 (WS)

Presenter Fi Glover, Dr Ellie Cosgrave, director of UCL City Leadership Laboratory and urbanist professor Greg Clark, analyse and critique the participatory budgeting of Paris, where citizens vote on how to spend part of the city’s budget. They also look at how Valletta in Malta regularly tops 90% voter turnout in political elections. Are they models other cities should follow?

Image: Hotel de Ville, Paris (Credit: Getty Images)

In Paris citizens vote on how to spend the city's budget. Is this a model to follow?

The Compass - exploring our world.

05Knife Crime: Glasgow, Scotland20190501

After three series showcasing solutions to global problems from countries around the world, the My Perfect Country team now turn their attention to the achievements of “perfect cities”.

It’s said that by 2050 cities will be home to 6.4 billion people. They stand at the centre of the world’s most pressing challenges, and are often better able to respond.

Presenter Fi Glover returns with two new panellists to analyse and critique the best policies from global cities: Dr Ellie Cosgrave, Director of UCL City Leadership Laboratory; and urbanist Professor Greg Clark. The team scour the world looking for the most inspirational cities, from those tackling environmental issues and urban violence, to encouraging political participation and transforming slums. Are they models other cities should follow?

Episode 5 – Knife crime, Glasgow, Scotland
How Glasgow, which has one of the highest murder rates in western Europe, has tackled knife crime.

Fi Glover, Ellie Cosgrave and Greg Clark explore innovative cities solving global problems

The Compass - exploring our world.

05Knife crime: Glasgow, Scotland20190501

It is said that by 2050 cities will be home to 6.4 billion people. They stand at the centre of the world’s most pressing challenges. Presenter Fi Glover is joined by Dr Ellie Cosgrave, director of UCL City Leadership Laboratory, and urbanist professor Greg Clark. They scour the world looking for the most inspirational cities, from those tackling environmental issues and urban violence, to encouraging political participation and transforming slums. This week they look at the city of Glasgow, which has one of the highest murder rates in western Europe, and how it has tackled knife crime. Could it be a model for other cities to follow?

(Photo: A Glaswegian prostitute shows a kitchen knife that she carries around for protection. Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

How Glasgow, which has one of the highest murder rates in Europe, is tackling knife crime

The Compass - exploring our world.

05Knife crime: Glasgow, Scotland2019050120190505 (WS)

It is said that by 2050 cities will be home to 6.4 billion people. They stand at the centre of the world’s most pressing challenges. Presenter Fi Glover is joined by Dr Ellie Cosgrave, director of UCL City Leadership Laboratory, and urbanist professor Greg Clark. They scour the world looking for the most inspirational cities, from those tackling environmental issues and urban violence, to encouraging political participation and transforming slums. This week they look at the city of Glasgow, which has one of the highest murder rates in western Europe, and how it has tackled knife crime. Could it be a model for other cities to follow?

(Photo: A Glaswegian prostitute shows a kitchen knife that she carries around for protection. Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

How Glasgow, which has one of the highest murder rates in Europe, is tackling knife crime

The Compass - exploring our world.

06Medellin, Colombia: Slums And Urban Regeneration2019050820190512 (WS)

Fi Glover returns with Dr Ellie Cosgrave, director of UCL City Leadership Laboratory and urbanist professor Greg Clark to look for the most inspirational cities, from those tackling environmental issues and urban violence, to encouraging political participation and transforming slums. Are they models other cities should follow?

This week they look at how the city of Medellin in Colombia has transformed some of its most dangerous slums with a cable car system. They also consider Morocco’s urban development model.

(Photo: The Metrocable in Santo Domingo Savio neighbourhood, in Medellin, Colombia. Credit: Getty Images)

How the city of Medellin has transformed some of its slums with a cable car system

The Compass - exploring our world.

06Medellin, Colombia: Slums and urban regeneration20190508

Medellin used to be one of the world's most dangerous cities, with a sprawling network of slums and a serious crime problem fueled by drug trafficking. During the 1990s, there was a dramatic transformation. By integrating the city's plumbing and transportation into the barrios, renovating the homes of tens of thousands of families and creating open public spaces, the city has been transformed.

Fi Glover returns with Dr Ellie Cosgrave, director of UCL City Leadership Laboratory and urbanist professor Greg Clark to look for the most inspirational cities, from those tackling environmental issues and urban violence. This week they consider Morocco’s urban development model.

(Photo: The Metrocable in Santo Domingo Savio neighbourhood, in Medellin, Colombia. Credit: Getty Images)

The visionary project that transformed the violent barrios of Colombia's second city

The Compass - exploring our world.

06Medellin, Colombia: Slums and urban regeneration2019050820190512 (WS)

Medellin used to be one of the world's most dangerous cities, with a sprawling network of slums and a serious crime problem fueled by drug trafficking. During the 1990s, there was a dramatic transformation. By integrating the city's plumbing and transportation into the barrios, renovating the homes of tens of thousands of families and creating open public spaces, the city has been transformed.

Fi Glover returns with Dr Ellie Cosgrave, director of UCL City Leadership Laboratory and urbanist professor Greg Clark to look for the most inspirational cities, from those tackling environmental issues and urban violence. This week they consider Morocco’s urban development model.

(Photo: The Metrocable in Santo Domingo Savio neighbourhood, in Medellin, Colombia. Credit: Getty Images)

The visionary project that transformed the violent barrios of Colombia's second city

The Compass - exploring our world.

06Slums And Urban Regeneration: Medellin, Columbia20190508

After three series showcasing solutions to global problems from countries around the world, the My Perfect Country team now turn their attention to the achievements of “perfect cities”.

It’s said that by 2050 cities will be home to 6.4 billion people. They stand at the centre of the world’s most pressing challenges, and are often better able to respond.

Presenter Fi Glover returns with two new panellists to analyse and critique the best policies from global cities: Dr Ellie Cosgrave, Director of UCL City Leadership Laboratory; and urbanist Professor Greg Clark. The team scour the world looking for the most inspirational cities, from those tackling environmental issues and urban violence, to encouraging political participation and transforming slums. Are they models other cities should follow?

Programme Six: Slums and urban regeneration, Medellin, Columbia
How Medellin has transformed some of its most dangerous slums with a cable car system. The team also consider Morocco’s urban development model.

Fi Glover, Ellie Cosgrave and Greg Clark explore innovative cities solving global problems

The Compass - exploring our world.