Contributors / William Boston

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Track race

In the next two years, Spain aims to have the world’s largest high-speed network. Monocle meets the man in charge, then heads off to the Berlin rail trade fair, where the Russian market is causing all the excitement.

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Fight or flight

The future of Berlin’s Tempelhof airport is up in the air. Due for closure next year, campaigners are mounting one final bid to rescue this hugely symbolic airport that played starring roles in the Second World War and the…

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The big thaw

In the second part of our series looking at the scramble for resources and power in the Arctic, Monocle travels to Greenland. Despite the melting ice threatening traditional Inuit life, some of its people are also surpri…

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01 - Munich

After much tyre-kicking, data-sifting and deliberation, Munich emerged as Monocle’s most liveable city in the world. A winning combination of investment in infrastructure, high-quality housing, low crime, liberal politics…

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Back on track

Tram and urban light-rail projects are booming as cities turn their backs on car culture. Bombardier is the global leader in the field and provides stock to such places as Stockholm, Geneva and Brussels. We met its pres…

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