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Hosted by editor Andrew Tuck, the show about the people making city life better, from dedicated mayors to hi-tech businesses.

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Hosted by editor Andrew Tuck, the show about the people making city life better, from dedicated mayors to hi-tech businesses.

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159 30 Oct 2014
00:52:28

Hosted by editor Andrew Tuck, the show about the people making city life better, from dedicated mayors to hi-tech businesses.

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158 23 Oct 2014
00:50:34

Water: this week we talk about one of the most essential elements in any urban environment and visit cities using water to their advantage. We also learn why others are battling over it, explore some of the world’s lost rivers, and take a reluctant closer look at sanitation.

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157 16 Oct 2014
00:52:42

From ridding ourselves of cars and making sure every last takeaway cup is recycled to simply avoiding chaos, we explore the ideas of those addressing the future of our cities.

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156 9 Oct 2014
00:51:29

The green city: we look at the lofty ideals of carbon-neutral metropolises and the practicality of the matter. Sure, you’ve planted trees but can you afford the maintenance?

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155 2 Oct 2014
00:51:59

Big cities spend a lot of time focused on youth; building their future on the backs of those with energy and ambition. Yet with ageing populations affecting many urban centres, we ask what cities should do to benefit all age brackets.

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154 25 Sep 2014
00:51:36

The beauty episode: does a pretty place improve quality of life? And what fits into the category of “beautification” – can baroque architecture and graffiti coexist?

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153 18 Sep 2014
00:51:14

The dying breeds: Cities are rapidly changing places in the global hierarchy and with all of the new people, new buildings and new things to do, some are inevitably left behind. In this episode we’re looking at some fading classics and also tracking the changes that will help cities of the future.

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152 11 Sep 2014
00:50:04

World cities: capitals of commerce, culture, politics or transport are in a bare-knuckle fight to attract the world’s attention. But should every city try to play this game? We look at the savvy world cities who know their target audience.

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151 4 Sep 2014
01:00:00

Site lines: how does art, theatre or business respond to the city that it is based in? This episode is a look at what we are calling the site-specific city.

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150 28 Aug 2014
00:51:26

The new urbanists: who are they? From app entrepreneurs with eyes fixed on solutions-for-cities prize money to film festivals and art shows that bring the conversations about metropolis-making into the mainstream.

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149 21 Aug 2014
00:50:37

Independent cities: we discuss whether London could ever become a separate city state, take a look at which areas work best for independent businesses, and visit a café in Vancouver for a digital detox experience. Plus, we find out how Istanbul’s urban landscape is evolving.

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148 14 Aug 2014
00:50:39

The office: being in an environment you love shouldn't mean having to count down the hours until your commute home. We look at what makes the perfect space for work and what that has to do with the city around it.

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