Waterfront Cities of the World
Season 5: Ep: 1 "Taipei"
From the ancient streets of Rome and Athens to Portland's über-hip cafes and the glittering towers of Kuala Lumpur, host Sophie Fouron takes us on a tour of some of the world's most vibrant and exciting waterfront cities. Whether perched on the edge of the sea or straddling mighty (or in some cases, muddy) rivers, they all share a sense of vitality and optimism for the future as they meet the challenges of urban living with innovative, creative solutions. Sophie delves into the heart and soul of each city as she discovers Taipei's bustling night markets, Valparaiso's prolific street art, Nantes' urban forests and gardens, and the youthful vibe of Dakar, known as the metropolis of West Africa.
Episodes
Ep 1
Taipei
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Ep 2
Dakar
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Ep 3
Rome
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Ep 4
Valparaiso
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Ep 5
Budapest
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Ep 6
Philadelphia
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Ep 7
Glasgow
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Ep 8
Kuala Lumpur
Watch February 23, 7:00pm
Ep 9
Montevideo
Watch March 2, 7:00pm
Ep 10
Nantes
Watch March 9, 7:00pm
Ep 11
Toronto
Watch March 16, 7:00pm
Ep 12
Athens
Watch March 23, 7:00pm
Ep 13
Portland
Watch March 30, 7:00pm
Taipei
Taiwan is growing and modernizing at an exorbitant rate, but it's the small traditional neighbourhoods that reveal more about the soul of the city.
Dakar
Known as the metropolis of West Africa, Dakar is a lively city and magnet for youth from all over the African continent.
Rome
Rome is undeniably charming, but it's also a city that has developed very quickly into what some would call dizzying disorganization. Travelling through Rome's underground makes one realize this chaotic city was built on an exceptional past.
Valparaiso
Valparaíso suffered greatly with the opening of the Panama Canal, but for the past few years, Valparaíso has experienced an urban renewal, a liveliness that can be felt all over the city, especially in the city's prolific street art.
Budapest
Budapest is an architectural paradise and an eclectic metropolis. Thermal baths found throughout the city play an integral part of daily life. (5 of 13)
Philadelphia
Its diverse neighbourhoods prove that Philadelphia isn't just a simple manufacturing town. It's a vibrant city where public art plays a unique role in the urban landscape. (6 of 13)
Glasgow
Glasgow's transition into a modern metropolis has had an unexpected effect: a renewal of interest in the old city. (7 of 13)
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur's culturally rich urban centre has experienced incredible growth allowing it to foster an original and innovative array of architecture. (8 of 13)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Feb 23, 7:00pm
Thu Feb 23, 11:00pm
Fri Feb 24, 6:00pm
Sat Feb 25, 3:00pm
Montevideo
Even though Montevideo remains divided between the haves and the have-nots, the city is united by its progressive vision about the future. (9 of 13)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Mar 2, 7:00pm
Thu Mar 2, 11:00pm
Fri Mar 3, 6:00pm
Sat Mar 4, 3:00pm
Nantes
The decline of its naval base could have meant the demise of this small city on the Loire River. However, the city's youngest residents have succeeded in turning Nantes into a remarkable dynamic city. (10 of 13)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Mar 9, 7:00pm
Thu Mar 9, 11:00pm
Fri Mar 10, 6:00pm
Sat Mar 11, 3:05pm
Toronto
Often thought as Canada's economic powerhouse, Toronto is fast becoming a vibrant cultural capital. (5 of 11)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Mar 16, 7:00pm
Thu Mar 16, 11:00pm
Fri Mar 17, 6:00pm
Sat Mar 18, 3:00pm
Athens
The birthplace of Western philosophy and the Olympic Games, Athens is an ancient city has always been at the heart of the action. (12 of 13)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Mar 23, 7:00pm
Thu Mar 23, 11:00pm
Fri Mar 24, 6:00pm
Sat Mar 25, 3:00pm
Portland
Residents protect their natural surroundings by getting around on bikes and buying locally grown products making Portland a unique and liveable city. (13 of 13)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Mar 30, 7:00pm
Thu Mar 30, 11:00pm
Fri Mar 31, 6:00pm