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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

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


Episodes

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

Tall Stories 123: Rowley, Canada

9/10/2018
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After being a ghost town for decades, Rowley in central Alberta has been reinvented. With old Western-style buildings still intact, it has become a quirky spot in the middle of the Canadian prairies and an open-air museum of sorts.

Duration:00:11:51

Building better cities

9/6/2018
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All this month we’re dedicating the show to chapters from our new book: ‘The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities’. We start off with a series of essays that look at some of the challenges our urban areas face and how cities would be nothing without the people who inhabit them.

Duration:00:29:59

Tall Stories 122: Peckham Rye

9/3/2018
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Peckham Rye has long been a source of inspiration to artists and writers; in this week’s Tall Stories we explore the history and atmosphere of the London park where William Blake once saw angels and to which Muriel Spark summoned devils.

Duration:00:04:58

Rediscovering London

8/30/2018
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There is something magical about finding an old photo of a familiar place and seeing how much it has changed. It is a powerful reminder of the life that unfolded on the streets long before you arrived.

Duration:00:31:45

Tall Stories 121: Toronto: The Bentway

8/28/2018
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Monocle’s Toronto bureau chief shows us around The Bentway, a newly opened public area for the city under the Gardiner Expressway.

Duration:00:09:29

Urban thoughts

8/23/2018
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We tour a new exhibition shining a light on Jerusalem, meet the architecture duo building libraries to bring the community together and ask: if everyone else was giving up their data, would you do it too?

Duration:00:28:19

Tall Stories 120: Hyde Park’s Mastaba

8/20/2018
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Monocle editor Andrew Tuck takes us on a stroll through London’s Hyde Park to visit a structure floating in the Serpentine: the Mastaba.

Duration:00:04:05

Book club

8/16/2018
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We profile two new books: Alexandra Langue’s ‘The Design of Childhood’ and Kelvin Campbell’s ‘Making Massive Small Change’.

Duration:00:28:59

Tall Stories 119: Fritz Wotruba

8/13/2018
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Far away from the splendours of Vienna’s historic city centre lies a stupendous piece of architecture. It’s all concrete and glass, and it would be a perfect example of brutalist architecture were it not more of a sculpture than a building.

Duration:00:07:01

Privacy

8/9/2018
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Our thoughts on what should be private or off-limits are changing in every aspect of our lives, including the way we inhabit cities.

Duration:00:28:28

Tall Stories 118: Domino Park

8/6/2018
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Monocle’s Ed Stocker takes us to the Williamsburg waterfront in New York, where a new space has just opened to the public.

Duration:00:05:48

Shhh, be quiet

8/2/2018
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What role does the humble public library play in cities today? Join us as we hear about the impromptu libraries popping up in private houses, reminisce about the bookmobile, discover how one library has employed a team of bats and hear about public libraries in North America.

Duration:00:31:14

Tall Stories 117: the hypermarket

7/30/2018
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These white elephants are blamed for destroying communities around the world but Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco suggests that we look at them differently.

Duration:00:05:06

Crime and the city

7/26/2018
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We focus on our home city, London, because recent statistics back up what many Londoners have been feeling for months: that we are living through a spike in crime. Andrew Tuck is joined by Anna Mansfield, Rory Geoghegan, Livvy Haydock and Richard Sennett to discuss if there is an urban solution.

Duration:00:31:27

Tall Stories 116: The Westway

7/23/2018
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We turn our attention to the stretch of elevated motorway that was built as part of an abandoned scheme to turn London into a motor city.

Duration:00:07:25

Beirut Design Week 2018

7/19/2018
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Beirut’s Design Week wants to encourage designers and planners to engage more in solving the city’s many urban issues. So can some tactical urbanism improve quality of life in the Lebanese capital?

Duration:00:30:51

Tall Stories 115: London’s pedway

7/16/2018
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This week our editor Andrew Tuck goes cycling in London to bring us an elevated experience.

Duration:00:03:51