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Video from the Discovery Channel

This documentary introduces the fundamental issues facing the concrete jungle of the city of Taipei, Taiwan and discusses Basic Initiative’s work with Professor Jen-Hui Tsai in developing technological strategies for greening the campus of National Taipei University of Technology in Taiwan. Watch Video. 

Author: Discovery Channel, Planet Green
Premier Date: October 23, 2009  
Duration: 00:08:47


For the Greener Good: What 1 Billion Slum Dwellers Mean for the Environment
Video from the National Building Museum

Talk featuring Sergio Palleroni, co-founder and director, BaSiC Initiative; Michael Cohen, director, The New School International Affairs Program; Pietro Garau, past chief of research, United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat); Rose Seisie Molokoane, Board member, Slum Dweller International; Maria Sonia Vicenta Fadrigo, regional director, Homeless People's Federation Philippines (HPFP) examine the long-term environmental consequences of a slum dwelling population that grows by 25 million people a year. Robert Neuwirth, author of Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World moderates.
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Presenters: Michael Cohen, Pietro Garau, Rose Seisie Molokoane, Sergio Palleroni, Maria Sonia Vicenta Fadrigo, Regional Director, and Robert Neuwirth (moderator)
Date Recorded: January 22, 2008
Duration: 01:47:14
Sponsored by: The Home Depot Foundation


e2 Design: Season 1: Episode 2, "Green for All," "Green for All," "follows architect and activist Sergio Palleroni as he continues his mission to provide architectural and design solutions to regions in social and humanitarian crisis. Palleroni already has four global initiatives underway aimed at providing architecture students with hands-on field experience building housing for the poor. This episode finds him in East Austin, Texas and in Mexico, where he and his student team are helping threatened communities build thousands of homes while teaching residents to be resourceful in cutting costs and using local materials." -PBS
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Narrator: Brad Pitt
Studio: PBS
DVD Release: August 2006
ASIN: B000UAE8FS (180 Runtime)