An Urban Odyssey - A YouTube series about cities

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An Urban Odyssey - A YouTube series about cities

<p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>The Project</strong></h2> <p>A few&nbsp;months&nbsp;ago I left France to <strong>travel the world in order to study cities</strong>. Why cities? Because we live in them.&nbsp;Today, more&nbsp;than <strong>4 billion people</strong> live in&nbsp;cites which is 50 percent of the world population.&nbsp;As we all know cities are facing major issues:&nbsp;pollution, overcrowding, poverty, security, floods, and so much more.</p> <p><br /> <strong>But let&#39;s</strong> <strong>forget about&nbsp;problems and focus on solutions</strong>! All over the world, individuals, NGOs, associations, governments&nbsp;are working very hard to solve those challenges.&nbsp;My goal this year&nbsp;is to travel to&nbsp;<strong>12&nbsp;countries </strong>around the world, in Latin America, North America, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe, to&nbsp;<strong>study problems</strong> cities are facing,<strong>&nbsp;solutions </strong>to solve them, and<strong> share it with you!</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <h2><strong>Why YouTube?</strong></h2> <p><strong>Free for me, free for you.</strong> YouTube is the largest online video sharing platform and it is used by millions of people everyday. I chose to share my videos on YouTube because I wanted them to be <strong>accessible to everyone for free!&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Every week (when I travel I don&#39;t post for one week)&nbsp;I am sharing with you my adventures, studies, stories, encounters on <strong>my channel</strong> <a href="" target="_blank">&quot;AN URBAN ODYSSEY&quot;</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <h2><strong>What have I done until now?</strong></h2> <p>As this project is very meaningful&nbsp;to me (and I hope for you as well)<strong> I didn&#39;t wait for you to start.&nbsp;</strong>Until&nbsp;now I have done <strong>15 videos</strong> in France, Colombia, Mexico and The United States. I have studied&nbsp;various topics such as:&nbsp;<strong>gender equality, urban security, housing, homelessness, and urban&nbsp;mobility</strong>.</p> <p><br /> These past four months have been<strong> full of encounters</strong>, <strong>with locals</strong> (former gang members in Colombian ghetto, homeless people in Los Angeles, people living in slums in Mexico), but also <strong>with professionals&nbsp;</strong>(the NGO&nbsp;Techo, Casa y Ciudad, Camino al Barrio, the INVI, Designing Hong Kong, the C2D Bordeaux). These people are the ones who make things change and my role is to <strong>share their work with you.</strong><br /> <img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <h2><strong>What is Next?</strong></h2> <p>I&nbsp;left <strong>Hong Kong</strong> a few days ago and I just arrived in <strong>Dhaka, Bangladesh</strong>&nbsp;to study the <strong>adaptation of cities to climate change</strong>.&nbsp;Then I will travel to India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana&nbsp;and Turkey. I will study topics such as, the energy&nbsp;transition, water and sanitation management, social segregation, migrant&nbsp;integration, rebuilding of cities, waste management.</p> <p>In every place I travel&nbsp;I meet people, I discover places&nbsp;and histories that <strong>inspire me</strong>,&nbsp;and I feel the<strong> need to share them</strong>. Therefore, since last month I also decided that apart from my initial study I will also produce videos about other subjects.&nbsp;It will&nbsp;vary the kind of content I am doing and make it <strong>more enjoyable for you.</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <h2><strong>Who am I?</strong></h2> <p>I am <strong>passionate, adventurous, hardworking&nbsp;and&nbsp;a bit reckless</strong>. I am a freshly graduated <strong>urban engineer</strong> from France, 25 years old, from a&nbsp;town named Rambouillet.&nbsp;These past years I have traveled in more than <strong>40 countries</strong> in Europe, South and North America, Asia, Oceania and Africa. I crossed Argentina, Iceland and Australia <strong>hitch hiking</strong>, I worked in Colombia, Brazil, South Korea and Argentina, I hiked mountains in Patagonia, Morocco, Mexico and&nbsp;Norway, I survived sauna with Russians in Moscow (that&#39;s a challenge).&nbsp;Anyway what I want to tell you is that <strong>I have experience travelling </strong>and<strong>&nbsp;I won&#39;t let you down!&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <h2><strong>The final documentary</strong></h2> <p>After travelling for a year in the world&#39;s&nbsp;<strong>most challenged cities,</strong> I will have a global vision of the current situation. And I think it is important for me and useful for you to <strong>share what I learned</strong> during this trip.</p> <p>I therefore decided to realize a<strong> long documentary</strong> (30 - 45mn) about this year.&nbsp;The point is <strong>not to repeat</strong>&nbsp;what I shared in my weekly videos, but to<strong> look back on</strong>&nbsp;this whole experience, problems cities are facing, what we are doing about it and <strong>what&nbsp;hopes we have&nbsp;for the future.</strong></p>

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<h2><strong>Why do I need your help?</strong></h2> <p>This project is entirely <strong>non profit</strong>, I am not getting any financial benefits with the videos I do and it is a full time job,&nbsp;this is why <strong>I need your help!</strong></p> <p>The total cost of my trip is <strong>13 000 euros</strong>. I have already traveled&nbsp;four months and I have eight&nbsp;more to go!&nbsp;Until&nbsp;now I have been financing my trip with the help of<strong>&nbsp;early contributors, my&nbsp;family and my own savings. </strong></p> <p>In order to finish my trip I need<strong> 6000 euros </strong>more. You are probably asking yourself how am I going to use it? Well,&nbsp;nothing crazy, only what I really need: <strong>food, accomodation, plane tickets, visas and a travel&nbsp;insurance.</strong></p> <p><em>=&gt;</em> <strong>280&euro;</strong> Visas</p> <p><em>=&gt;</em> <strong>1520&euro;</strong> Plane tickets</p> <p><em>=&gt;</em> <strong>2400&euro;</strong> Accomodations</p> <p><em>=&gt;</em> <strong>1200&euro; </strong>Food</p> <p><em>=&gt;</em> <strong>600&euro;</strong> Health Insurance</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>6000</strong> <strong>euros</strong> is the <strong>smallest amount</strong> I need to finish&nbsp;my trip. With this I can continue this tour as I managed to do it until&nbsp;now. But in order to <strong>improve the quality</strong>&nbsp;of my videos I would need a bit more, therefore I defined a few levels.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <h2><strong>7000 euros</strong></h2> <p>With this amount I could buy a <strong>drone</strong> and shoot <strong>amazing landscapes</strong>. Imagine New Delhi filmed from the sky,&nbsp;or the Iranian desert. It could really give a professional look to my videos.</p> <h2><strong>8000 euros</strong></h2> <p>Until&nbsp;now I have been to countries where I spoke the language, but from Bangladesh the <strong>language barrier</strong> will be strong, especially If I&nbsp;visit people living in very poor conditions. With this amount I could pay for a <strong>guide or a translator </strong>in order to <strong>communicate with more locals.</strong></p> <h2><strong>9500 euros</strong></h2> <p>With this amount I could buy a <strong>new camera</strong> and upgrade the video quality.&nbsp;As I have been using the same camera for&nbsp;6 years, travelling around the world, It is in a pretty bad state and I don&#39;t know if it will survive the rest of the trip. I am actually impressed that it is still alive!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>They liked my project</strong></h2> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <h2><strong>All or Nothing</strong></h2> <p>Remember that the principle of this&nbsp;crowdfunding campaign is&nbsp;<strong>all-or-nothing</strong>. If I&nbsp;do not reach the&nbsp;goal of 6000&nbsp;euros collected, <strong>your contribution will be refunded.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>Thank You!</strong></h2> <p>Thank you very much if you decide to back my project! And if you are not interested yourself,<strong> share it with your friends</strong> it might interest someone you know. And if you have any questions<strong> feel free to contact me</strong>, I will answer as soon as I can!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>


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Previous ones + Your name in the credits of the final documentary A photo from my trip by email

Estimated delivery: April 2020

Thank you!


My eternal gratitude Your name on the website as a contributor Your name on my Facebook page

Estimated delivery: July 2019

Do you have plans for tonight?


Previous ones + A personalized email with a photo from each country I go to A live video every month to answer all your questions

Estimated delivery: April 2020

We should go on a date!


Previous ones + A postcard/Love letter from each country I go (not sure I can do it in Iraq but I will do my best) An early preview download link of my final documentary

Estimated delivery: April 2020

I Love You!


Previous ones + Your name at the end of each of my videos on YouTube A download link for the bonuses and unpublished interview of the trip

Estimated delivery: April 2020

Would you marry me?


Previous ones + A 20x30 photo signed of my trip

Estimated delivery: April 2020

Lets have kids together!


Previous ones + A DVD of the final documentary + Bonus A meeting with you if I pass by your country or when I return to France!

Estimated delivery: April 2020

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