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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

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.