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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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Location:

London, United Kingdom

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Monocle

Description:

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

Tall Stories 133: Red Vienna

11/19/2018
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Sandwiched between the grassroots Vienna settlement movement and the ascent of fascism in 1934, Red Vienna is a unique example of social housing.

Duration:00:09:38

The London bus

11/15/2018
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We devote an episode to London’s most recognisable form of transport: the bus. Authors Travis Elborough and Joe Kerr discuss their book ‘Bus Fare’.

Duration:00:30:50

Tall Stories 132: London’s Soho

11/12/2018
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Monocle 24's Fernando Augusto Pacheco examines the changing face of London's Soho, from it being a place where you’d go to dance to becoming a mecca for menswear.

Duration:00:03:52

CityLab 2018

11/8/2018
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This year’s edition of CityLab brought together more than 600 city leaders to discuss some of the world’s most urgent urban issues; here’s our report.

Duration:00:33:35

Tall Stories 131: Kavanagh building

11/5/2018
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Monocle editor Andrew Tuck takes us to Buenos Aires to bring us the story of what was once the highest skyscraper in Latin America.

Duration:00:04:11

Special live edition

11/1/2018
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Monocle editor Andrew Tuck is joined by Henry Squire, Alice Cabaret, Sam Potte and Kat Hanna for a live edition of the programme, celebrating the launch of ‘The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities’.

Duration:00:31:37

Tall Stories 130: Old Elbe tunnel

10/29/2018
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We head to the port city of Hamburg to explore a centenary structure that connects the centre to the southern shore of the Elbe.

Duration:00:06:11

Genoa: after the Morandi bridge

10/25/2018
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On 14 August, during heavy rainfall, a motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa. It brought the region to a standstill and now, two months on, we’re back in the city to try and understand the consequences.

Duration:00:34:53

Tall Stories 129: Royal Tyrrell Museum

10/22/2018
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We’re in the small town of Drumheller in central Alberta to hear the story of a building that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Duration:00:12:06

Toronto’s mayoral election

10/18/2018
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As Toronto gears up to elect a new mayor, we bring you a special edition unpacking the key issues. Plus: interviews with the candidates: incumbent John Tory and former chief city-planner Jennifer Keesmaat.

Duration:00:31:13

Tall Stories 128: Y-Block

10/15/2018
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We’re in Oslo to hear the story of a former government building left in limbo since the 2011 terrorist attacks. But many argue in favour of its architectural value, mainly due to the large mural on its façade designed by Pablo Picasso.

Duration:00:06:59

Cities on screen

10/11/2018
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From sci-fi to rom-coms and beyond, we cast our gaze to the silver screen to get some notes on how to build our cities right, plus a bit of set-jetting too.

Duration:00:31:01

Tall Stories 127: Community cinemas

10/8/2018
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Despite the arrival of streaming services and multiplex theatres, good independent cinemas are thriving. This week we examine the charm – and power – of the community cinema.

Duration:00:05:53

Highlights

10/4/2018
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This week we raid our archive and bring you a special highlight episode: we discover how Albania has cracked down on organised crime, why violent crime rates have been dropping in the US and much more.

Duration:00:31:24

Tall Stories 126: Millennium Dome

10/1/2018
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This bold urban project was designed to usher the UK into the third millennium but it didn't quite go according to plan.

Duration:00:08:20

On the move

9/27/2018
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It’s the last instalment of our series unpacking ‘The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities’. This week we turn our focus to mobility.

Duration:00:25:23

Tall Stories 125: Helsinki Central Railway Station

9/24/2018
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With 200,000 passengers a day, Helsinki Central Railway Station is Finland’s most visited building. But its significance for the Nordic nation lies in much more than just the people who travel through its doors.

Duration:00:05:10

Work & the city

9/20/2018
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We continue to unpack our new book, ‘The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities’. This week we turn our focus to chapter 7, looking at the places where we work.

Duration:00:30:18

Tall Stories 124: The Melnikov House

9/17/2018
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Konstantin Melnikov’s most significant building was the house he built for himself in 1929. It remained in the Melnikov family for decades until, in 2014 after much legal wrangling, it was taken over by the Moscow Museum of Architecture.

Duration:00:07:57

Building Better Cities: Barcelona

9/13/2018
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We continue to explore the pages of ‘The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities’. This week we’re off to the Catalonian capital to hear how the city has changed through the years and what lessons it has learned for the future.

Duration:00:30:16