Contributors / Andrew Tuck

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The opener

From traffic lights at shop entrances to ‘microforests’ bookending Brooklyn Bridge, this year’s design ideas are solving very particular problems. And how are retailers coping with the downturn? Whether it’s a visit from…

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6. Are we nice?

We’re finally discovering our softer side.

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29. Built to last

Will the pandemic change our cities? Perhaps, says Danish architect and urban designer Jan Gehl. But humans like being together and this moment will pass. The good news? We can kill off the cruise ships.

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The opener

What to wear and have delivered, the place you can still go to for fun and love letters to some of our favourite cities.

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Home truths

There’s a long way to go before this is all over but already there is much that we have learnt in the past few weeks – and many of the lessons are actually good things.

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The opener

An architectural marvel in the Midwest, a swoon-worthy relic in London and why postcards are a tip-top social-networking tool.

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The opener

Disputes over Mozart’s chocolate balls, a Viennese editor who never falters and why the Austrian lifestyle is not always as it seems.

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Austria for beginners

Need to pass for a local? Look no further than our illuminating line-up of facts and anecdotes about this prolific nation. Just don’t forget to drop in a cheeky innuendo or two for good measure.

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The opener

How to improve street lighting, shopfronts and city transit, a celebration of rats’ lives and dogs’ dinners and why the solution to our modern malaise is simplicity itself.

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50 steps to improving your city

Elevating the urban environment needn’t call for grand blueprints from city planners, nor sweeping regeneration. Small projects and individual details can make a difference. Here are a few starters from our editors.

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Taking stock

For the past 12 years, Monocle has sought to use the best paper and printers – now they’re even better. So what’s changed and how does it work?

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Writing rights

‘The Last Column’, a collection of final dispatches by journalists who have been killed in the line of duty, reminds us of the importance of a free press.

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Beauty and the beast

If the forces of mediocrity aren’t challenged then ambitious architecture is too easily threatened with eradication, as the case of 15 Clerkenwell Close only too sadly shows.

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Editor’s letter

We’re going to places we've never been before. Who’s with us?

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Retail therapy

In this age of online shopping, why is bricks-and-mortar retail still popular and relevant? We assess the challenges specific to three cities – Sydney and gentrification, Madrid and Spain’s power brands, and Osaka with its…

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Narrating the world

Monocle meets the men and women who are shaping the news agenda, from influential radio presenters to newspaper editors and television hosts.

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Into the blue

There’s a particular colour that is in demand: it can convey a brand’s honesty, suggest authority and even lift our mood. But because of this popularity, it’s increasingly difficult to find a truly new hue. Monocle goes in…

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The time is now

It’s time to consider the role of the diplomat and the use of wining and dining in soft power. Plus, our Travel Top 50, a tempting gift guide and plenty of potted plants.

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Leading the way

In a world of geopolitical upheaval and targeted terrorist attacks, mayors are playing an increasingly prominent role. In this issue we present 15 of the world’s most recognisable and resilient city leaders – along with a…

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The time is now

Despite recent turbulence we know that there is always somewhere that’s up-and-coming and places whose doors are open to people who have fresh ideas. So what are you waiting for? Let’s explore.

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Captive audience

Andrew Tuck reporting from the Azores: Although rain and rough waters might put a damper on your first impressions of the well-connected Azores, you’ll soon find yourself won over by the islands’ compact capital and tight…

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Fly by night

Monocle mascot Monochan is the ultimate night owl. Join him as he flies around the world to bring us wisdoms garnered from a life in the skies, from developing night-time infrastructure to tips on the best bars. It’ll be…

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