Architects of Change
Season 1: Ep: 1 "To Innovate is to Imitate"
They're a new kind of pioneer: men and women around the world who have created models of sustainable economic development that counteract the threats weighing against our future. Farmers, chemists, architects, doctors, tradesmen and bankers are profiled in this ten-part series that proves it can be done.
Episodes
Ep 1
To Innovate is to Imitate
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Ep 2
Philanthropy and Capitalism - An Unlikely Marriage?
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Ep 3
Made to Last
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Ep 4
The Need for Biodiversity
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Ep 5
Economics of Taste
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Ep 6
Growth the Green Way
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Ep 7
Nothing is Lost
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Ep 8
Spreading Hope
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Ep 9
The Right to be Healthy?
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Ep 10
The Traditional and the New
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To Innovate is to Imitate
Innovators around the world are creating new models of sustainable economic development. In this episode, we meet three "architects of change" who are taking inspiration from the organization of ecosystems and integrating these ideas into human technology.
Philanthropy and Capitalism - An Unlikely Marriage?
Are the concepts of entrepreneurship and sustainable development compatible? The architects of change are working hard to show that it is possible to practice a form of responsible capitalism that is both financially and socially profitable for shareholders, corporate leaders and consumers alike.
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Mon May 29, 4:00am
Made to Last
The rapid increase in human population has resulted in the urgent need to find new strategies to deal with the housing crisis. We'll examine the concept of designing and building homes and cities to meet the challenges of sustainable development.
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Mon Jun 5, 4:00am
The Need for Biodiversity
The impact of industrialization on natural resources often results in encroachment on natural habitats. The architects of change have found ways of stimulating the economy while respecting the issues of biodiversity and avoiding the destruction of ecosystems.
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Mon Jun 12, 4:00am
Economics of Taste
In farmer's fields around the world, major issues have arisen surrounding standardization of farming practices and the use of chemical products. Due to the efforts of the architects of change, traditional agrarian values are spreading to every corner of the globe.
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Mon Jun 19, 4:00am
Growth the Green Way
The economic growth of industrialized nations motivated by the pursuit of profits has driven an exploitation of the planet's non-renewable natural resources. The architects of change are advocating for a green economy to meet the needs of future generations.
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Mon Jun 26, 4:00am
Nothing is Lost
In this era when the number of consumer products available has exceeded the total number of species in nature, we have to ask ourselves just how far we will go in this reckless race of constantly producing and buying goods?
Spreading Hope
The social problems that affect urban and rural populations alike are not limited to developing countries, and our youth do not always have access to the necessary tools to help them reach their full potential. However, three “architects of change” are working to ensure a better future for our young people.
The Right to be Healthy?
The quality of healthcare and sanitation varies significantly around the world. Three architects of change are working on providing education to improve quality of life.
The Traditional and the New
Approximately 370 million people belong to indigenous communities around the world and their survival is closely tied to the natural resources around them. In many countries they are impoverished and exploited by modern business practices. Three “architects of change” are trying to build bridges between peoples.