Discovery Science’s ECOPOLIS is not a real city, but is a realistic vision of what our cities might look like by the year 2050. The series provides an in-depth analysis of the possible problems in the future megacities which might be dirty, polluted, running out of food, water and fuel, and prone to blackouts.
ECOPOLIS premieres on Discovery Science every Friday at 9.30 pm.
The ground breaking six-part series ECOPOLIS takes an insightful look at key data and a possible model that experts have come up with for urban life in 2050. ECOPOLIS is hosted by Nobel Prize winning scientist Dr. Daniel Kammen who investigates the threats and evaluates merits of the model to the future city.
Rahul Johri, Senior Vice President & General Manager - South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, said, “Discovery Science takes a big leap into the future of our planet and reveals the revolutionary technologies in the new series - ECOPOLIS..”
On ECOPOLIS, Dr. Daniel will examine the various environmental problems and share his views on how to reduce the carbon footprint. In each of the first five episodes, he will be presented with four competing technologies that could solve the addressed problem. Helped by number-crunchers from green think-tank, The Centre for Alternative Technology, Dr. Daniel must choose just one winning idea to deploy in the future city – without trashing the planet. In the sixth and final episode, Dr. Daniel will put the top five technologies from the series in a head-to-head contest to find the single innovation with the greatest potential to transform the imaginary megacity ECOPOLIS.
Find out about the revolutionary technologies – from atomizing garbage at extreme temperatures and utilizing the resulting gases as fuel, to harnessing photovoltaic solar energy that could transform the buildings of ECOPOLIS – a city of the future.