Russia: state of the nation
The soft power of the world’s largest country has taken a hit of late. We look at Russia’s ups and downs in our animated nation survey.
Zürich: The Monocle Quality of Life Conference
This June we're discovering all this Swiss city has to offer from dips in the lakeside pools to post-event escapes in the mountains. Prepare to be challenged and inspired by a host of thinkers who will be reimagining urban living and exploring our key theme: ‘made in the city’. Book your ticket here.
Why start-ups thrive in Canada
To celebrate this year's soft power survey winner, we visit an emerging roster of budding businesses in Montreal. Canada's innovations minister Navdeep Bains reveals how the country is capitalising on the US's restrictive visa policies.
We travel to the Aegean Coast in Turkey, where tourism may be falling but its beach clubs are buoyed by a homegrown crowd escaping city life and political upheaval.
Monocle – The Summer Weekly
Our new venture 'Monocle – The Summer Weekly' will hit newsstands on 10 August. We talk to editor in chief Tyler Brûlé and editor Andrew Tuck about the concept, design and power of print.Available to order now at The Monocle Shop.
The German capital has become home to numerous new businesses and start-ups, attracting people from around the globe. And despite its complex past, it is an outpost of liberalism, possibility and ambition. How can other cities learn from Berlin’s successes – and the challenges it’s faced?
Berlin: The Monocle Quality of Life Conference
Across an enthralling weekend in Berlin, Monocle’s third annual conference saw us mull over a subject that has preoccupied us since launch: Quality of Life. From urban planning to the health of the media industry, the future of entrepreneurship, hospitality, property and more, we brought together more than 30 expert speakers and 150 delegates for a fresh perspective on the world we live in.
Quality of Life Survey: top 25 cities, 2017
From Amsterdam to Zürich, find out who's up and who's down in our global ranking of the best cities in the world to live in.
Introducing The Summer Weekly
Hotel? Tick. Sun lounger? Tick. Reading material? For four weeks this August our brand-new sunny newspaper will be hitting newsstands in cities and resorts around the world. Kick back with 48 pages of global affairs, comment and reportage, alongside arts, business and design coverage. Tick.Available to order now at The Monocle Shop.
Sweden on high alert
The flare-up in the Baltic region has seen tensions rising in Sweden. We visit Gotland to see what action the government is taking to fortify the island.
Monocle Films meets the little-known International Ice Patrol that is keeping ships safe as they navigate Atlantic waters.
Soft Power Survey 2016/17
In this year's Soft Power Survey we look at the hard truths of politics and how a tumultuous year has affected the softer sides of nations. Find out who’s in and who’s out as we count down to the winner.
Montevideo: broad horizons
With its intriguing mix of grand colonial boulevards, art deco façades and buzzing plazas, Uruguay’s capital is emerging as a beacon of creativity and democracy in Latin America. Monocle’s Tomos Lewis and photographer Ana Cuba travelled to Montevideo to find out more about Latam’s most liveable, lovable and liberal capital.
Brno: fully functional
The Czech Republic’s second city was central to European design before falling into a troubled 20th-century sleep. Revival came thanks to research investment but its future may lie in its design heritage.
We pull up a bar stool in Amsterdam at the inaugural Night Mayor Summit to hear from pioneering night watchmen and urban provocateurs in cities around the world.
Most liveable city, 2016: Tokyo
This city of 13 million nurtures a balance of hi-tech efficiency and traditional neighbourhood values – and it’s a combination that wins the Japanese capital the top spot for a second year running. Our film focuses on its nocturnal delights, from sunset sports to the public-transport system, restaurants to late-night shopping. (You can also buy our Tokyo travel guide, available now at the Monocle Shop.)