Text Size: Small Medium Large

Sinking Cities

Sinking Cities

See how a warming earth, rising sea levels, and more intense and frequent superstorms will impact coastal cities, and learn how New York, London, Tokyo and Miami are preparing groundbreaking solutions aimed at securing their future.

Latest Episodes

WGBY World
Thu May 23rd, 6:00pm
Thu May 23rd, 9:00pm
Fri May 24th, 2:00am
Fri May 24th, 10:00am
Fri May 24th, 4:00pm
Sat May 25th, 5:00am
Tue May 28th, 5:00am
Tue May 28th, 11:00am
Watch
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/4p6s2ocGILv3FSLEf-_DSA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Miami is beloved for its beaches and waterfront homes and businesses. See how engineers and planners are trying to protect Miami from rising seas and ever-more-frequent and violent storm surges that could destroy the city’s tourist and business economy. /episodes/get/87193 /episode/87193 Sinking Cities: Miami /episode-player/87193

Discover how engineers and planners might protect Miami from rising seas and violent storms. As development booms, the city must utilize creative solutions to mitigate the challenges of stronger and more frequent hurricanes.

Air date:
Thu, 10/11/2018 - 00:37
WGBY World
Thu May 16th, 6:00pm
Thu May 16th, 9:00pm
Fri May 17th, 2:00am
Fri May 17th, 10:00am
Fri May 17th, 4:00pm
Sat May 18th, 5:00am
Tue May 21st, 5:00am
Tue May 21st, 11:00am
Watch
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Qwhn-VrklihtegQahPXKhw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false See firsthand why London’s Thames Barrier is no longer enough to keep the city safe from rising tides. The system has worked for decades, but due to increased environmental challenges, its location on a flood plain and heavy urbanization, London must now explore both low-tech fixes and some of the... /episodes/get/86823 /episode/86823 Sinking Cities: London /episode-player/86823

Discover why London's Thames Barrier is no longer enough to keep the city safe from climate challenges. The system was once successful, but now London must explore both low-tech fixes and some of the most advanced solutions in the world.

WGBY World
Thu May 2nd, 6:00pm
Thu May 2nd, 9:00pm
Fri May 3rd, 2:00am
Fri May 3rd, 10:00am
Fri May 3rd, 4:00pm
Sat May 4th, 5:00am
Tue May 7th, 5:00am
Tue May 7th, 11:00am
Watch
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/zvvQwj3VQ2rOYknbBt8cPg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Discover how New York City – overwhelmed in 2012 by Superstorm Sandy – has learned from that disaster, and must defend itself against rising seas and the next big storm. With 520 miles of shoreline and no coastal protection, engineers and urban planners are tackling the problem with urgency and... /episodes/get/86243 /episode/86243 Sinking Cities: New York /episode-player/86243

Discover how New York City might defend itself against rising seas and the next big storm. With 520 miles of shoreline and absolutely no coastal protection, engineers and urban planners are tackling the problem with creative engineering.

WGBY World
Thu May 9th, 6:00pm
Thu May 9th, 9:00pm
Fri May 10th, 2:00am
Fri May 10th, 10:00am
Fri May 10th, 4:00pm
Sat May 11th, 5:00am
Tue May 14th, 5:00am
Tue May 14th, 11:00am
Watch
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/2rsI2nvgPk0Z2wCYbzhDRw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false See how Tokyo is looking for new ways to fight back against rising waters. Typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes and sinking neighborhoods threaten one of the world’s most populous cities, and the economic engine of Japan, with some of the world’s largest problems. /episodes/get/86434 /episode/86434 Sinking Cities: Tokyo /episode-player/86434

Discover how Tokyo is looking for new ways to fight back against rising waters. Typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes and sinking neighborhoods are just a few of the problems threatening one of the world's most populous cities.

Video Title