5

July / August 2007

The best places to call home: New York? London? Paris? Munich? Monocle ranks the cities that offer the best quality of life.

Issue 5 cover
C

Article

Waxing lyrical

João Moreira Salles is the publisher of *Piauí*, a new monthly magazine in Brazil. With his brother and business partner Walter, he is half of the well-regarded Salles brothers film-making team. *Monocle* visited João in…

A

Article

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…

E

Article

Lunch plans

As mayor of Curitiba in Brazil, Jaime Lerner turned heads with his forward-thinking schemes. He took the kids off the streets by paying them to clean them up and had fishermen angling for rubbish so they could work off…

E

Article

50 things to improve your life

In search of a new architect to do something with that plot of land in northern Vermont? Keen on a new tonic to give you a little tingle when you stride to work? Want to find a place to peel off the layers for an early…

C

Article

Arts cool

With the stunning architecture of its Frank Gehry-designed performing arts centre and a star-studded roster of visiting talent, Bard College in Upstate New York is less like an academic institution, more like this summer’s…

A

Article

Urban manifesto

What do you really want out of a city? And what can you do without? With the environment top of the agenda in mayors’ offices around the world, *Monocle* looks beyond the recycling bins and congestion charges to see what…

D

Article

City slickers

It’s not necessarily the billion-euro development, star-architect-designed gallery or shiny new ferris wheel that makes locals feel good about their town. *Monocle* believes that the measure of a city is more about everyday…

A

Article

Five thinkers: the city

In May, for the first time in human history, the world’s population was more urban than rural. But how can we deliver quality of life to our urban environments? Here, five leading thinkers give their answers. First, the…

A

Article

02 - Copenhagen

There’s no shame coming second, particularly when phase two of your new metro is about to go live, your airport is a joy, you can bike safely through the city and you have so many stunning residents.

A

Article

The ritt parade

She was once forced out of government for living it up at the Ritz. Now, as mayor of Copenhagen, Ritt Bjerregaard wants everyone to enjoy the good life. She’s busy pioneering ‘Copenhagenism’, an attempt to promote sustai…

B

Article

Boulder and wiser

The Colorado towns of Boulder and Fort Collins provide the perfect breeding ground for entrepreneurs who want to tap into the great outdoors and up-and-coming trends. With the Rocky Mountains outside their offices, it’s…

D

Article

Street smart

From New York to Istanbul, cities are investing in street furniture that expresses their heritage and makes them look like well thought out brands. The clever bit? Thanks to companies such as Wall in Germany, they can have…

E

Article

Inventory No. 5

Everything you need to keep your trainers box fresh and your coffee brewing brilliantly.

/

sign in to monocle

new to monocle?

Print magazine subscriptions start from £55.

Subscribe now

Loading...

/

15

15

Live

00:0001:00

  • The Pacific Shift