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Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years - Vance Kite

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About 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent villages and never looked back. With further developments came food surpluses, leading to commerce, specialization and, many years later with the Industrial Revolution, the modern city. Vance Kite plots our urban past and how we can expect future cities to adapt to our growing populations.

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  • Educator Vance Kite
  • Director Keaton Tips
  • Artist Frank Joseph Frelier, Jesus Villareal
  • Producer Bret Motyl, ATMG Studio
  • Narrator Michelle Snow

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