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The New Cities


2014, France, China
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Directed by
Frédéric Castaignède
Written by
Frédéric Castaignède
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Urban populations have not ceased to grow, primarily due to the rural exodus in developing countries, in particular China and India. Each week, throughout in the world, one million more people move to the city. At this furious and unprecedented pace, 70% of all humans will be concentrated in cities by 2050. The planet will have 6.3 billion urbanites and some 400 cities with over five million inhabitants.

In South Korea (Songdo), in Saudi Arabia (King Abdullah Economic City)... just about everywhere on the planet, futuristic cities entirely created from scratch are emerging: hyper- connected cities where the “ubiquitous citizen” can be everywhere at once and where the new technology giants are testing their intelligent systems, a source of fantasies or, as the case may be, Orwellian nightmares, in real conditions.


Selected at Pariscience 2014
See the showing : Friday 03rd October 2014 from 20h30 to 22h00