The celeb narrates the PBS series e2, which tackles transportation in its third season.
The series will premiere online at www.e2-series.com on November 24, 2008, and on PBS stations nationwide later this season (check local listings). e2 is a critically acclaimed PBS series about the innovators and pioneers who envision a better quality of life on earth, socially, culturally, economically and ecologically.
The series, narrated by actor Brad Pitt, explores attainable solutions to pressing environmental and social challenges, and tells compelling stories featuring new advances in sustainable living and transportation.
"e2 transport" comprises six episodes that cover the following topics: London's initiative to transform itself into a metropolis designed around people, not cars; the culture of the Vélib bicycle program in Paris, allowing Parisians clean, efficient transport along with a blooming bike subculture; an investigation of the distance traveled by food as it makes its way from the field to our homes, and the positive impact of investing in local food systems; Seoul's restoration of the ancient Cheonggyecheon stream in its city center, revitalizing the economy as well as environment; the wisdom of Portland's city planners which transformed it into a global model of transit-oriented development; and innovative technologies that are transforming air travel into an eco-friendly and efficient business.
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