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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

Tall Stories 83: Portuguese quiosques

11/20/2017
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Lisbon’s quirky ‘quiosques’ (kiosks) have been around since the mid-19th century and are partly responsible for the community spirit in the city today.

Duration: 00:05:57


Technology and utopias

11/16/2017
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This week we hear how technology is helping companies collect data – and profits – from you, but also how it can help fight issues such as gun violence. Plus: a special report from the first edition of Torino-Stratosferica.

Duration: 00:29:57


Tall Stories 82: Columbia Road flower market

11/13/2017
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We head to London’s East End to visit a short strip of street that turns into an urban garden every Sunday morning.

Duration: 00:03:27


Special: Bill de Blasio’s second term

11/9/2017
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Bill de Blasio’s first term was marred by investigations into his fundraising, as well as disagreements with governor Andrew Cuomo and President Trump. So what are the issues at hand as he enters his second term?

Duration: 00:40:09


Tall Stories 81: San Francisco’s fog

11/6/2017
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It comes out of nowhere, descending rapidly to chill and isolate residents and visitors alike. But the fog in San Francisco is more inspiring than inconvenient and viewed as a beloved part of the city’s fabric.

Duration: 00:07:14


CityLab Paris, part 2: delivering change

11/2/2017
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The second part of our report from the urbanism conference. As more and more cities around the world start to think and act global, how can we better deliver change around the world?

Duration: 00:29:17


Tall Stories 80: Terrassenhaus

10/30/2017
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First theorised by the Austrian architect and designer Adolf Loos in the 1920s, the Terrassenhaus was not realised until the mid-1970s in several big housing development projects on the periphery of Vienna. This week, Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov tours one of the more well-known examples.

Duration: 00:10:03


Tall Stories 79: Revamping the Isar River

10/23/2017
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Originally central to establishing Munich, the Isar was, sadly, neglected. Our correspondent Janek Schmidt tells us how it is being regenerated and adding a new dimension to the city’s quality of life.

Duration: 00:05:42


Identity

10/19/2017
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What is that sense that distinguishes one city from another? From urban features, to planning, cultural institutions or values, there are certain quirks that immediately define a city or region.

Duration: 00:29:35


Tall Stories 78: Torre Velasca

10/16/2017
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On the eve of its 60th anniversary we decide to take a closer look at Milan’s Torre Velasca, a skyscraper that, despite its groundbreaking design, received mixed reactions on its debut.

Duration: 00:03:51


Tall Stories 77: Kulttuurisauna

10/9/2017
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This week Monocle’s Chiara Rimella bares all and explains to us how an Alvar Aalto-inspired sauna convinced her to dive headfirst into Helsinki’s culture.

Duration: 00:04:25


All connected now

10/5/2017
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How do we relate to a city? This week we look at the different ways we engage with our urban environments, be it through green spaces, by sharing a book or two or even being on the water.

Duration: 00:23:26


Tall Stories 76: Lisbon’s street lamps

10/2/2017
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We visit a city known for its natural light to explore the history behind the urban fixture responsible for illuminating it in the evenings.

Duration: 00:03:31


Checking in

9/28/2017
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It’s a bit of a correspondents special: from New York to Hong Kong, Zürich and a splash of Brazil too.

Duration: 00:23:10


Tall Stories 75: Hamburg’s Elbstrand

9/25/2017
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Monocle’s Business editor Matt Alagiah takes us to the west of Hamburg’s city centre to visit an urban beach perched on the north bank of the Elbe River.

Duration: 00:03:37


Spotlight on Aarhus

9/21/2017
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We joined the Academy of Urbanism’s 2017 Congress to report from Denmark’s second city of Aarhus, on everything from its waterfront development to participatory urbanism and lessons for other cities. Plus: a special interview with Jan Gehl.

Duration: 00:27:28


Tall Stories 74: Moscow’s city day

9/18/2017
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Moscow's City Day took place earlier this month, as the Russian capital celebrated its 870th anniversary – and city hall made use of a good opportunity to impress.

Duration: 00:04:07


Tall Stories 73: Toll houses

9/11/2017
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Above the hustle and bustle of London’s city life you’ll find a little toll house, which back in the 1700s marked the entrance to the Bishop of London’s estate. We profile these little bastions of resistance.

Duration: 00:04:28


After Harvey

9/7/2017
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When Hurricane Harvey struck Houston, no one could have predicted the level of destruction it caused. As floodwaters retreat and rubble is lifted, we shine the spotlight on this city and the way urban areas can start to heal after the grieving is done.

Duration: 00:23:46


Tall Stories 72: Luma Arles

9/4/2017
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We visit the Luma Arles creative-arts hub. Made up of former railway warehouses, the site will soon welcome a new architectural feature – a 56-metre tall tower designed by architect Frank Gehry. We check out the view.

Duration: 00:09:03

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