The Urban explosion

Mexico City: Communities struggle with toxic smog and a dwindling supply of drinking water, while nearby farmers must cope with the city's untreated water.

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Corporate Authors: Screenscope, inc., South Carolina Educational Television Network.
Other Authors: McGillis, Kelly, 1958-, Weiner, Marilyn., Weiner, Hal., McGillis, Kelly.
Format: Video DVD
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : Screenscope, 1999.
Series:Journey to planet Earth.
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Summary:Mexico City: Communities struggle with toxic smog and a dwindling supply of drinking water, while nearby farmers must cope with the city's untreated water.
Istanbul: At the crossroads of Asia and Europe, this ancient city's infrastructure is strained by more than half a million new residents each year.
Shanghai: In the midst of an economic boom, rapid urbanization has increased air and water pollution and caused a dramatic loss of farmland to industrial sprawl.
New York City: Though most of the city can boast clean air and water, for some, environmental inequality has resulted in serious health problems.
Item Description:Originally broadcast as a segment of the public television series, Journey to planet earth.
Journeys to four mega-cities to investigate a major challenge of the 21st century: how to shelter and sustain the world's exploding urban population without destroying the delicate balance of our environment.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Format:DVD; Hi-fi, stereo.
Production Credits:Cinematographer, Denis Boni ; editors, Ralph Quattrucci, Judith Herbert ; narrator, Kelly McGillis ; music, Frank Ferrucci.
Access:For face-to-face teaching only, no public performance license.