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July/August

Is this your perfect match? We name the best places to call home. From handsome to just a little bit gritty, a ranking of the world's Top 25 Cities in our Quality of Life Survey. Monocle Global Report

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Edits / Travel

Expo: Best-kept secret

Spread across a basin in a picturesque peninsula surrounded by the sea, Athens offers its residents a choice of beaches to enjoy away from the hustle and bustle of the daily city grind. The views aren’t too shabby either…

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Affairs / Gardening

Urban growth

Cities are often seen as the flipside of nature: synthetic, sleek and sometimes a little bit impersonal. In fact, bringing elements of the wild into urban spaces has always been the hallmark of the well-thought-out city and…

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End Point / Society

Observation

Reminiscing about an inviting café in Munich has been making Tyler Brûlé rather happy this month. The Bavarian capital, with its fine-tuned urban elements and buzzing businesses, is a prime example of a liveable city.

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June 2015

By air, by land and... look, no hands! Monocle’s 2015 Transport Survey. Elegant two-wheelers, sleek run-abouts, a Japanese mini-jet and cute ways to commute. The people, products and players that make the world go round

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End Point / Transport

Observation

Editor in chief Tyler Brûlé was impressed by the free rein afforded to cyclists on a recent trip to Vienna. Does the refreshing lack of helmets on show suggest a legislation blueprint for other cities?

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Culture / Furniture

Under the sun

There is something about creating a seat for the great outdoors that leaves too many designers lost in a hessian-upholstered haze. We’re glad to see, then, that there are makers of alfresco furniture that remain true to the…

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