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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

Sound and city

2/15/2018
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This week we focus on urbanism, architecture, acoustics and sound artists. We’re reporting from Resonate, a one-day conference in Lisbon by Resite, Maat and Meyer Sound that gathered an international crowd.

Duration:00:30:28

Tall Stories 93: Do interiors deserve the same recognition as façades?

2/12/2018
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“Hands off my Johnson” has been the rallying cry of the Big Apple’s designers and architects opposed to proposed changes to Manhattan’s iconic AT&T Building. Our New York bureau chief Ed Stocker has more.

Duration:00:05:02

Enjoying the city

2/8/2018
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From increasing green space to reducing traffic levels and improving mobility, there are several ways to make city-living a little easier. But can you measure just how tranquil urban spaces really are?

Duration:00:27:43

Tall Stories 92: Tall Stories 92: Wilton’s Music Hall

2/5/2018
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A sneak peak into the history of one of the world’s last surviving grand music halls.

Duration:00:04:26

More than a title

2/1/2018
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From night mayors and music czars to bicycle mayors and ministers of loneliness, we explore the unusual ways to make a city tick.

Duration:00:28:29

Tall Stories 91: the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1/29/2018
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For the millions of yearly visitors to Los Angeles, there is one landmark that perhaps speaks most clearly of the glamour and the glories of North America’s film-making centre: the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tomos Lewis goes on a stroll.

Duration:00:10:55

Cities and Trump: one year on

1/25/2018
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The 2016 race to the White House was one of the most divisive campaigns in modern US history. One year on, we assess US cities under Trump and ask if there’s a silver lining: are they taking charge of their own futures?

Duration:00:30:09

Tall Stories 90: the Beehive

1/22/2018
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We head to Wellington to take a closer look at a particular wing of the New Zealand Parliament. Monocle contributor Clair Urbahn tells us the story of the Beehive.

Duration:00:05:14

Temporary urbanism

1/18/2018
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It’s not all about pop-up cafés and gathering a couple of neighbours to set up a street market. Temporary urbanism can have a huge impact in cities, allowing planners to push some of their bolder and more unusual ideas through the bureaucracy of city hall.

Duration:00:21:11

Tall Stories 89: the tin church

1/15/2018
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This week we head to the small village of Laragh near the Irish border, to hear the story of a tin church that is enduring the test of time thanks to the community’s restoration work.

Duration:00:06:49

What's new?

1/11/2018
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As New York enters the new year with murder figures at a record low, we look at criminality in the US. We’ve also got a public-transport tale of two cities – Athens’ wi-fi wrangle and London’s Tube triumph – and a review of the smart cities at CES 2018.

Duration:00:30:19

Tall Stories 88: Dubai World Trade Centre

1/8/2018
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When one thinks of Dubai, one thinks of its grand gestures. Today we hear the story of one of its first skyscrapers, the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Duration:00:05:03

The best of Tall Stories 2017

1/4/2018
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We start the year with a look back at the best Tall Stories of 2017: from statues, to a garden gate and even cycling in a city.

Duration:00:28:55

The best of The Urbanist 2017

12/28/2017
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In this special programme, we bring you the best reports, most insightful interviews and the funniest moments from The Urbanist in 2017.

Duration:00:35:01

Urban heroes

12/21/2017
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A special edition looking at how people around the world are helping their cities.

Duration:00:26:54

Tall Stories 87: Islamabad

12/18/2017
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For this week’s Tall Stories, Monocle’s Hong Kong bureau chief takes us to the Pakistani capital to explore a Christmas market in 20-degree heat.

Duration:00:06:36

Cities tour

12/14/2017
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As homelessness rises in London, we hear about a train station turning into a shelter over Christmas. Plus: the Galápagos Islands’ growing population, Los Angeles’ first mobile bookstore and an audio essay about Berlin.

Duration:00:29:38

Tall Stories 86: New York’s evolution

12/11/2017
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We look at how New York has evolved over the past 100 years. While some might complain about lost grit and gentrification, our bureau chief in the city Ed Stocker feels that they are missing the point and that, in the end, a safer New York is a more open New York.

Duration:00:05:30

Looking ahead

12/7/2017
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What role do technology giants play in urban planning? And what do you love the most about your city? Plus: an audio essay on Venice’s troubled relationship with water.

Duration:00:27:15

Tall Stories 85: Ho Chi Minh City’s scooters

12/4/2017
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Ho Chi Minh City is arguably most well known as being the site of one of the world’s most poignant political protests in the 1960s. But for modern-day visitors it is know for something more novel: scooters.

Duration:00:05:27

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