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Ancient West African Megacities: Timbuktu

Centuries BEFORE the coming of Islam and before the days of the Songhay, Mali and Ghana Empires (and thus before Timbuktu was built), there were some massive cities in the Niger Delta region which rivalled those of Mesopotamia.

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The New York City Subway

“National Geographic – Megacities: New York City” – In the past 100 years, New York’s subway system has grown from a nine-mile line to a four-borough system, with its signal system a vital element. A look at what signal students … Continue reading

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São Paulo : The Second Largest City on Earth

More than 10 million people live in São Paulo and every day, they generate 14,000 tons of garbage. But São Paulo is undergoing a green revolution. Follow one aluminum can from the time it id picked up by one of … Continue reading

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New York City – Greatest Cities of the World

Greatest Cities of the World with Griff Rhys Jones” – To find out what makes New York, New York, Griff spends a typical 24 hours meeting New Yorkers, discovering the citys secrets, experiencing its culture and diversity and trying to … Continue reading

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Megacities : Mumbai Part

These episode’s examines the Mumbai Traffic Improvement Mega-Project, which is one of the largest public works project in the history of the world. The initiative is implementing integrated railroad and water transport systems into the city’s infrastructure in order to … Continue reading

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MegaCity London: Crossroads of the World

London is the most surveilled city on the planet. By air, by sea, by land, London is vigilant. It never sleeps. This video features the world’s busiest international airspace, HEATHROW…..a wonderful system that keeps this megacity’s airspace work smoothly and … Continue reading

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