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About The Show

Electricity powers the life support systems that keep cities running, from lights to communications. Without it cities would stop working and lives would be at risk.

Episodes

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Episode 1

Power Games

Electricity powers the life support systems that keep cities running, from lights to communications. Without it cities would stop working and lives would be at risk.

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Episode 2

Food Fights

Food is a city's most important source of energy, and without new supplies they will run out of fresh food in a matter of days. Learn how cities master replenishment.

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Episode 3

Concrete Jungle

As cities become more crowded, architects and builders face a constant challenge: how to create new spaces in cities where every plot has already been developed?

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Episode 4

Transport Tales

Transport links are a city's veins and arteries and if they're cut-off the city will die. It's an endless task demanding brain and brawn, but how is it carried out?

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Episode 5

Water Works

For centuries cities have been built near a fresh water supply. And with every passing year the challenge of providing water to billions of people becomes more complex.