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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.
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We take a look at the language of urbanism in the hopes of unravelling the jargon frequently thrown around in city discourse. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We stop by Jasper Park Lodge, an historic hotel in the Canadian Rockies that’s hosted plenty of famous faces. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
‘Grands projets’

‘Grands projets’

2021-02-2534:05

We look at ‘grands projets’ in cities around the world, from turning the Champs-Élysées into a giant urban garden to a reimagining of the Los Angeles river and a new community in Canada. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What form do the buildings in the world’s northernmost capital take? And what is behind their distinctive look? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hopes for 2021

Hopes for 2021

2021-02-1834:31

We ask a collection of city-makers, thinkers and doers to describe their hopes for urban life this year. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Daniel Bach reflects on how hosting the Olympic Games can leave a legacy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
ULI Europe Conference

ULI Europe Conference

2021-02-1131:12

This week we report on the Urban Land Institute’s 2021 Europe Conference. In line with the current climate, this was a virtual affair but, as always, it was an event packed with great guests sharing their ideas on how to make our cities better. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We look into a strange feature that characterises many of Hong Kong’s tall buildings. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vaccine logistics

Vaccine logistics

2021-02-0430:18

We explore the rollout of mass vaccinations and how cities are playing their part in the solution. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We visit an iconic broadcasting building to see how its role is changing but its culture and traditions remain. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We look at the role New York City plays in some of our favourite films, television shows and songs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Monte Testaccio, Rome

Monte Testaccio, Rome

2021-01-2504:45

We look to an ancient Roman waste-management technique that has permanently shaped the city’s topography. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Urban unrest

Urban unrest

2021-01-2134:14

Taking to the streets is a powerful tool for citizens to hold their governments accountable. But what happens when things go wrong? This week we examine urban violence on different levels. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We touch down at a white elephant of an airport built in Spain at the height of the financial crisis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mobility innovation

Mobility innovation

2021-01-1430:291

We get moving again with an episode all about innovation in the wide world of mobility. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We visit a revolutionary Soviet suburb that's now run down and under threat of demolition. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The poetry of the city

The poetry of the city

2021-01-0736:38

We speak to a selection of writers to discuss how poetry can help us understand themes that affect urban dwellers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We visit the headquarters of the Tokyo timber wholesalers’ association, a building that “walks the walk” with its impressive wooden construction. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Monocle editor Andrew Tuck takes us on a tour of his favourite Tall Stories of the year. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Best of 2020

Best of 2020

2020-12-2429:311

Monocle editor Andrew Tuck picks some of his favourite interviews and reports of the year on ‘The Urbanist’. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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