Smart Cities, Building for the Cities of Tomorrow

Synopsis

At the start of the 20th century, just 10 percent of the world’s population lived in cities. Today this figure already stands at 50 percent. By the end of this century, humanity will be an overwhelmingly urban species. The Urban Age has begun. But what should the cities of the future look like? How should they function? Urban planners are broadly in agreement that they should be green, efficient, technologically advanced, and above all sustainable, and to this end are planning the smart cities of the future.

The Filmmakers

ORF ENTERPRISE presents an ORF and GICZYMEDIA documentary "SMART CITIES, BUILDING FOR THE CITIES OF TOMORROW" directed by CLAUDIA GICZY-HEFNER and PETER GICZY idea and scientific director MICHAEL PAULA camera PETER GICZY editing TANJA LESOWSKY AEA footage BEVIDEO, UWALKIN, VNG INTERNTAIONAL, and WOHA ARCHITECTS music by TWOSPIRITS production GABRIELE WISTAWEL editor GERHARD JELINEK supported by BMVIT, CLIMATE AND ENERGY FUND, CITY OF VIENNA narrated by STEVEN CHAID, GORDON CATLIN, and ROBIN LEE with appearances by TALIK CHALABI, JAAFAR CHALABI, HARALD BLAZEK, ADNAN Z. AMIN, KARIN STIELDORF, DIETER FELLNER, PHILIPP KONRAD, EDITH SCHROLL, KAROLIN SCHMIDBAUR, HANS SCHNITZER, MARIO PALAN, KLAUS KATSCHINKA, HELMUT SCHÖBERL, AFRA AL-DARMAKY, CHRIS CHI LON WAN, LAMYA FAWWAZ, BEPPINO DEFNER, JULIE RICHARDS, MICHAEL STREBL, JOSEF STRUBER, ROLAND WERNIK, KARL THALMEIER, PAUL K. KRESHKA, GORDON CATLIN, ROBIN LEE