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Monocle 24: The Urbanist

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With an influential audience of city mayors, urban planners and architects, this is Monocle’s guide to making better cities, be it new technology, state-of-the-art subways or compact apartments.

With an influential audience of city mayors, urban planners and architects, this is Monocle’s guide to making better cities, be it new technology, state-of-the-art subways or compact apartments.
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London, United Kingdom

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Monocle

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With an influential audience of city mayors, urban planners and architects, this is Monocle’s guide to making better cities, be it new technology, state-of-the-art subways or compact apartments.

Language:

English

Contact:

Midori House, 1 Dorset Street, London, W1U 4EG, UK +44 20 7725 4388


Episodes

Football and urbanism

6/14/2018
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From floating pitches to the importance of stadiums to their cities, as fans around the world prepare for kick-off in Russia, we take a broader look at the role that football can play in bringing people together.

Duration:00:26:07

Tall Stories 110: Seoul

6/11/2018
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This week our correspondent Jason Strother delves into the history of Seoul to explore what keeps this vibrant city afloat.

Duration:00:07:57

Smart cities and housing

6/7/2018
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We speak to Jonathan Woetzel from the McKinsey Global Institute to hear how we can use technology to improve our quality of life. Plus: commuting between Austria and Slovakia and the president of the Urban Land Institute.

Duration:00:27:45

Tall Stories 109: Merihaka

6/4/2018
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This week we head to Helsinki to hear the story of the brutalist high-rise Merihaka: one of the cities most unloved buildings.

Duration:00:06:27

Venice Biennale and more

5/31/2018
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We report from the Venice Biennale 2018 where we sit down for a chat with the architect David Chipperfield and also with Helsinki’s mayor Jan Vapaavuori. We also meet the architect running for mayor of Bratislava and find out what he might bring to the table.

Duration:00:30:36

Tall Stories 108: London’s Principal

5/28/2018
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We visit London’s Bloomsbury neighbourhood to hear the story of a recently refurbished 1890s gem: the Principal hotel.

Duration:00:04:24

Cities in focus

5/24/2018
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We meet the architect and artist Daan Roosegaarde to hear about his projects tackling air pollution, look at the legacy of the outgoing mayor of Vienna and catch up with Egypt’s plans for a purpose-built administrative capital.

Duration:00:28:43

Tall Stories 107: Alexandra Palace

5/21/2018
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This week we hear the story of one of London’s Victorian wonders: Alexandra Palace. It has long served as a centre for entertainment in north London, despite its tumultuous past.

Duration:00:05:45

Mobility and more

5/17/2018
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This week we report from a new exhibition highlighting how London changes once the sun sets, have a discussion about driverless cars and ask if a light-rail project is finally coming to Canberra?

Duration:00:25:55

Wellington’s waterfront

5/15/2018
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This week we head to New Zealand’s capital to discover the resourceful way the city has expanded since its 19th-century European settlement.

Duration:00:07:12

What’s new?

5/10/2018
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This week we meet graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, hear all about Groningen’s cycling revolution and get a sneak peek of the University of Toronto’s School of Cities.

Duration:00:27:59

Tall Stories 105: Tsukiji Honganji

5/7/2018
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If you were trying to picture a traditional Japanese temple it probably wouldn’t look anything like Tsukiji Honganji. This week our Asia bureau chief Fiona Wilson brings us the story of one of Tokyo’s most iconic Buddhist temples.

Duration:00:04:26

A few things

5/3/2018
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We empty out The Urbanist closet to bring you some of the stories we’ve been working on, including: urban art in Toronto, architecture through the eyes of Claude Monet and a chat with Bruce Katz about his new book ‘The New Localism’.

Duration:00:29:13

The crowd effect

4/26/2018
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We examine how crowdfunding is being applied to real estate and local government – and why one US mayor is taking this phenomenon with a pinch of salt. Can you create a more successful city if you ask the crowd?

Duration:00:29:03

Tall Stories 103: The Prince Charles Cinema

4/23/2018
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Almost every cinema is adopting a new gimmick in the hope of standing out from the crowd. But one cinema in London has such a unique history that it’s become as much of a cult hit as the films it presents.

Duration:00:07:02

Let’s get moving

4/19/2018
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We get a return ticket to one of the most important themes covered on ‘The Urbanist’ – mobility. As cities push to be less dependent on cars and promote public transport, we look at three outposts to see what they are getting right.

Duration:00:28:31

Tall Stories 102: Ronnie Scott’s

4/16/2018
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Ronnie Scott’s has been bringing some of the best jazz performers and singers to London since 1959. This week, our own Daphne Karnezis peeks behind the curtain to tell us the story of one of Soho’s most iconic venues.

Duration:00:06:19

Turning off the tap

4/12/2018
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Cape Town was set to run out of drinkable water in less than 10 days from now. But as the city narrowly avoided the dreaded “Day Zero”, it has ignited a worldwide debate about the issue and how to ensure this won’t happen in the near future elsewhere.

Duration:00:28:31

Tall Stories 101: Record shops

4/9/2018
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Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the enduring appeal of record shops and how they can define cities. From music megastores to that cosy record shop, he muses on the main challenges of music stores today.

Duration:00:05:01

Animal spirits

4/5/2018
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This week is all about animals and cities: from backyard chickens to birdwatching and even entrepreneurs making life easier for your furry friend. Plus: how can we design our public spaces in a more animal-friendly way?

Duration:00:25:24