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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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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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150 28 Aug 2014
51:26:00

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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147 7 Aug 2014
01:00:00

Fast packages: we cover the world of city logistics and lightning-quick services ranging from property maintenance to the use of UAVs, tricycles to miniature railways.

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146 31 Jul 2014
01:00:00

Dogs: we spend an hour with man’s best friend and look at the city from a dog’s eye-view. Why are city-slickers gaga over pricey pooch pampering?

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145 24 Jul 2014
01:00:00

Homes: a look at the most important four walls. We find out what a housing association has been doing for Londoners for over 150 years, take a tour of a gay housing complex in Berlin, discover what it's like to live in an apartment in central Tokyo, and hop on and off a few houseboats in between.

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144 17 Jul 2014
01:00:00

City streets: we take a look at cities from the ground up, learning how much it costs to set-up new a street, why one developer is eager to give new life to one of Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhoods, we also discover a hidden road in the heart of Manhattan, and get a flavour of street life in Delhi, Toronto, Berlin and Athens.

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143 10 Jul 2014
01:00:00

Suburbs: how to bring them back to life, what a 'sprawl index' says about a city and what happens when neglected ’burbs fight back. Join us as we head to Istanbul, Washington DC, New York and London.

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142 3 Jul 2014
01:00:00

Resilient cities: how do you build a city that lasts? Seeking out stories of strong leadership, the right infrastructure (call in the landscape architect!), to communities whose bonds endure catastrophe, we visit San Francisco, Da Nang, Hong Kong and Calgary.

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141 26 Jun 2014
01:00:00

Icons and iconoclasts: do cities need popular icons to unite them? What of the cities that have none? We visit Madrid, Vienna, Sydney, London and Lisbon to find out.

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140 19 Jun 2014
01:00:00

Build: The Urbanist reports from the Bilbao Urban Innovation and Leadership Dialogues conference, hosted by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMFUS).

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139 12 Jun 2014
01:00:00

Number wars: whether it’s securing the right prefix for your phone number or naming a business according to the trendiest postcode – why do we care so much about our city digits?

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