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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

Spring cleaning

1/17/2019
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How to keep New York’s subway clean, why Calgary is using beetroot brine to clear the streets of snow and the importance of going green. And a city icon: Rio de Janeiro’s street-sweepers.

Duration:00:30:05

Tall Stories 139: Moscow's trolleybuses

1/14/2019
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Trolleybuses have been used extensively in Moscow since they first appeared in 1933. Now the city’s government wants to get rid of them, citing traffic concerns and maintenance costs.

Duration:00:06:31

Back on track

1/10/2019
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We head to San Francisco to hear how a city can be built on such steep topography, examine Vienna’s plans to reduce property speculation and get an architectural tour of former Yugoslav cities.

Duration:00:30:29

Tall Stories 138: Premier House

1/7/2019
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This week we head to Wellington where, nestled into the side of a hill and on a quiet suburban street, you can find Premier House – the official residence of the country’s prime minister.

Duration:00:05:01

The Best of Tall Stories 2018

1/3/2019
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We kick off the year with a recap of the best Tall Stories of 2018, including a secret garden in the desert and a former government building with a mural by Pablo Picasso on its façade.

Duration:00:28:30

The best of The Urbanist

12/28/2018
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We look back at some of the highlights of 2018 on The Urbanist, including the power of audio in architecture, murder rates and the history of Covent Garden Market. Plus: a game show.

Duration:00:28:52

The key themes of 2018

12/20/2018
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On this week’s special edition, Monocle editor Andrew Tuck is joined by Kat Hanna and Christian Wolmar to look back at some of the main themes in urbanism, city-planning and architecture from the year gone by.

Duration:00:31:16

Tall Stories 137: The 1984 Sarajevo Games

12/17/2018
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With civil war destroying much of what was built for the Games, this city’s Olympic legacy is a particularly poignant one. We reflect on the design achievements that were lost – and celebrate those that survived.

Duration:00:06:59

Traffic

12/14/2018
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City-dwellers cannot avoid traffic jams, roundabouts and pedestrian crossings as cars continue to dominate our urban areas. Join us as we unpack traffic and how driving affects us.

Duration:00:28:49

Tall Stories 136: the Supreme Court of British Columbia complex

12/10/2018
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We’re in Vancouver to assess how one of its central institutional buildings – which is also one of the country’s architectural gems – might offer lessons to city-builders across Canada today.

Duration:00:06:50

Athens special

12/6/2018
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To coincide with the release of our new Athens travel guide, Monocle’s Venetia Rainey takes the temperature of the city she calls home.

Duration:00:29:13

Tall Stories 135: Niemeyer in Tripoli

12/3/2018
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Oscar Niemeyer designed the Rashid Karami International Fair in Tripoli in the 1960s. But before work was complete the country descended into civil war and now the magnificent site is slowly crumbling.

Duration:00:05:50

LA CoMotion part 2

11/29/2018
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Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck and America’s editor at large Ed Stocker wrap up their report from this year’s urban-mobility conference LA CoMotion.

Duration:00:29:34

Tall Stories 134: Northland Mall

11/26/2018
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What can the mastermind of the much-maligned mall teach us about cherishing our high streets? Plenty, says Monocle's Josh Fehnert.

Duration:00:06:25

LA CoMotion part 1

11/22/2018
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Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck and Americas editor at large Ed Stocker team up in Los Angeles to report from this year’s urban-mobility conference LA CoMotion.

Duration:00:30:07

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