Liam Aldous - Contributors | Monocle

Contributors / Liam Aldous

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It’s a living thing

Much of what defines a city’s quality of life can’t be quantified. We take a wider look to rank this year’s 20 best places to live.

Global

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The Agenda: Culture

Barcelona’s forbidden treasures, writer André Aciman’s ode to the Amalfi Coast and Georgia’s burgeoning art scene.

Global

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The Agenda: Business

Manufacturing cranes in the US, Colombia’s hospitality scene and the business of Tracht.

Global

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Marrakech, Morocco

An intimate party with friends of the newly opened Farasha Farmhouse provides a window into the city’s thriving creative scene.

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Persuasive manoeuvres

We celebrate the countries that have mastered the subtler arts of global influence.

Global

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Standing tall

The Spanish city’s first residential high-rise signalled that Valencia was on the up. Six decades later, it remains a status symbol.

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Going to ground

Though more readily associated with clubbing than growing crops, the Balearic island of Ibiza is experiencing an exponential growth in small-scale agricultural activity, the seeds of which are mainly being sown by expats…

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Track changes

Marrakech’s latest design hotel in Yves Saint Laurent’s old backyard. Plus: the rail projects that are getting the green light.

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Track changes

Many rail projects are finally getting the green light, meaning smarter trains and new overnight services in Europe and the US.

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Checking in

Bringing a sense of fun and colour to Spain’s capital, the newest Edition hotel is revitalising hospitality in Madrid. Oh, and it has the city’s biggest rooftop pool.

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Sea change

A staple of the Spanish coastline is in the balance. We meet the people behind Formentera’s chiringuitos.

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Out of the past

Creativity in the Spanish capital has always thrived where history collides with a playful, forward-facing attitude. Rosewood Hotel & Resorts’ latest European outpost, Rosewood Villa Magna, reinvents a palace of old wealth…

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New wave

Northern Spain has long been overlooked by visitors and entrepreneurs but there’s a glint of revival to be seen in its under-the-radar restaurants and inns. We pack a trunk for a roadtrip to meet the food folk doing things…

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In the picture

The future of Spain’s Prado Museum lies in the hands of Miguel Falomir – and his formidable team.

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Civil service

It’s a valued institution but its reputation has been under fire: Monocle explores the complex role of the Guardia Civil.

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Repeat after me

An inspiring school with high ideals created a space in which its pupils could foster their own creativity. No wonder so many of its alumni have become designers.

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Happy returns

The directors of the Conde Duque Cultural Centre are among a wave of creatives returning to Madrid. They show us the city – and beyond.

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The good life

From communal evening strolls to languorous lunches with family and friends, Madrileños seem to hold the key to a long and happy life. We join Europe’s longest living citizens on the streets of Spain’s capital to find out…

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Raising the dead

Years of silence have almost erased Spain’s civil war and General Franco’s atrocities from the collective consciousness but now the country is ready to speak out.

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