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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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Inventory No. 5

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

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Net profit

Since 2000 the Masters Series Hamburg has been held at the Rothenbaum Tennis Centre in Hamburg. Besides Hamburg, the Masters Series travels to Cincinnati, Paris, Indian Wells, Madrid, Miami, Rome, Monte Carlo and Montréal…

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Open road

We give you clear directions on what to buy for a very grand tour.

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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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Patrizio Cappelli

Patrizio Cappelli left his family’s chemist business in 1995 to found his eponymous tie-making enterprise. Since then, a discerning clientele has flocked from as far as Japan to his Naples atelier, in search of his seven…

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Fishy business

If you can’t secure a job as an urban planner by day you can always become an ornamental fish hobbyist by night and engineer a perfect underwater world. At the heart of the €10bn international trade in ornamental fish is…

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Kolonaki and Psiri

Leave the summer hordes behind in favour of a toothsome flat-hunting tour around Greece’s ruin-strewn capital. Kolonaki and Psiri, two very different neighbourhoods, offer up some smart urban boltholes and investment opp…

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