How to Build a City

How to Build a City

8 Episodes

How to Build A City explores the way each city rose into being and the way it continues to evolve.

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How to Build a City
  • How to Build a City: New York - Episode 1

    Episode 1

    New York. The cultural - and financial - capital of the world. Join us as we navigate the gridlocked streets and canyons created by Manhattan’s skyscrapers and marvel at the engineering wonder of the subway.

  • How to Build a City: Paris - Episode 2

    Episode 2

    The celebration of culture and conservation of heritage underpin this episode on the City of Light. Home to many engineering marvels, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and the glass pyramid entrance to the Louvre.

  • How to Build a City: Tokyo - Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Home to more than 37 million people, Greater Tokyo is the largest city in the world. To say it’s crowded is nothing short of an understatement. Join us as we navigate our way through this gargantuan yet liveable city that still manages to function.

  • How to Build a City: Sydney - Episode 4

    Episode 4

    Sydney is a city defined by its harbour: the sapphire jewel in Australia’s crown. Established as a penal colony in 1788, it remains a city of immigrants’ intent on “bending the rules”.

  • How to Build a City: Naples - Episode 5

    Episode 5

    Naples is one of Europe’s oldest and most beautifully situated cities; a matrimonio of culture and nature, staring down the ravages of time. Few urban societies remain as closely connected to their past as Naples, which is proving both a blessing a

  • How to Build a City: Seattle - Episode 6

    Episode 6

    Innovation underscores this episode, set in one of the fastest growing cities in America. Ever on the cusp of discovering the “next big thing”, Seattle is where Amazon, Microsoft, Google are forging the future.

  • How to Build a City: Berlin - Episode 7

    Episode 7

    Berlin suffered from an image problem for decades. But the city at the epicentre of World War 2 is steadily gaining notoriety for all the right reasons. It’s the leading start-up city in Europe; uber-cool and decidedly cosmopolitan.

  • How to Build a City: Canberra - Episode 8

    Episode 8

    Canberra is the youngest city to feature in our series; a mere “adolescent” in our rapidly urbanizing world. Despite its lack of maturity, it stands out for all the right reasons.