Directed by Anna-Karin Grönroos.
What will the city of the future look like? When one billion rural Chinese move to cities, our planet will change irreversibly. Mr. Eero Paloheimo, a Finnish professor and Chinese business magnate Zhang Yue are going to save the world by reinventing the City as we know it. Both visions are bold, cutting edge and never attempted.
Their utopias are very different however: Businessman Zhang plans to build the tallest for 10 000 inhabitants in Changsha, China in record speed. The tower would not cause nearly any emissions and you’d never have to leave the building. Paloheimo has designed a unique clean-tech test laboratory city, and struggles to get it built in a valley outside Beijing. Democracy in Europe is too slow in solving the climate crisis and so Paloheimo has come to China to see if his vision can become a reality. The film deftly juxtaposes these two visions of urban living to determine whether our future lies in the cherry valleys of China or in a race to the sky.
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