Bournemouth University was one of 30 partner universities worldwide to screen the four-part documentary. During the intermissions, a panel of experts discussed some of the solutions to problems arising from overpopulation.
Students and staff were invited to participate via Twitter using the #oncities hashtag.
A number of BACOM students took part in the project beforehand by taking photos of the biggest problems affecting the places where they lived.
This included: Alexander Geraghty, Sophie Clements, Olivia Cope, Alice Ryland, Daniel Beattie, Chelsey Groves Cooper, Jessica Gibson, Natalie Chungand and Jennifer Palmer.
These photos were used in the final slideshow and teaser trailer for the global research, along with selected photos from other partner institutions.
Dr Roman Gerodimos, framework leader for BACOM, said: “I’m delighted – and quite proud – to say that Bournemouth University has so far made one of the biggest contributions to this global conversation with photos and reflections from more than 50 students.
“This is obviously the first step. It’s a starting point on a global collaboration and a lot of different things are going to come out of it, in terms of initiatives, dialogues and research projects, competitions, different ways to engage, different ways to think and different ways to produce material.”
Gerodimos added: “It’s a really exciting format that can break down boundaries. I’m very excited for Bournemouth University and the fact we’re a part of this.”