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Quality of Life Survey: top 25 cities, 2018
Our annual ranking is back as we take a fresh look at the best cities to call home. From open-minded mayors and improved transport links to fresh retail openings and investment in public space, find out who’s doing it best.
Munich: the best of everything
We take lessons in liveability from the winner of this year’s Monocle Quality of Life survey. Join us for a tour of the Bavarian capital, where we cover everything from improved infrastructure to new clubs.
Kenya: state of the nation
This east African anchor boasts world-famous writers and athletes but corruption and flawed infrastructure hold it back.
Future cities – mobilising change
Monocle Films travels to Copenhagen and Mexico City with Audi to see how cities and their citizens are facing the challenge of building sustainable mobility in urban settings.
Netherlands: state of the nation
In our animated series we assess how the Dutch are performing on the world stage as well as at home.
Officer class: Poland's military university
Monocle Films visits Poland's land-forces academy, which is nurturing the next generation of officers to fuel its expanding defence forces.
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.
Soft Power Survey 2017/18
Who's in and who's out in 2017? We survey the top 25 nations who got it right (and wrong) in this most delicate of diplomatic skills.
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.