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The Urbanist

With an influential audience of city mayors, urban planners and architects, this is Monocle’s guide to making better cities, be it new technology, state-of-the-art subways or compact apartments. Nominee in the Smartest Podcast category of the 2019 British Podcast awards.

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Prague Summit of Cities:

This week we are in Prague, where mayors, government officials and international agencies gathered to discuss assistance to Ukraine and postwar rebuilding. Plus: the annual meeting of the Pact of Free Cities.

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57229 Sep 2022
30 min

Prague Summit of Cities: 

This week we are in Prague, where mayors, government officials and international agencies gathered to discuss assistance to Ukraine and postwar rebuilding. Plus: the annual meeting of the Pact of Free Cities.

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26 Sep 2022
6 min

Tall Stories 326: Quito’s skyscrapers: 

Lucinda Elliott is in Quito to see how a new swath of skyscrapers by a collection of international ‘starchitects’ is changing the Ecuadorian capital.

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57122 Sep 2022
30 min

The future of mobility – Innotrans 2022: 

We kick off our unofficial conference season on The Urbanist in Berlin for Innotrans 2022, where we catch up with experts, exhibitors and enthusiasts to find out what’s next in the world of transport.

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19 Sep 2022
4 min

Tall Stories 325: The Queue, London: 

Andrew Mueller explores the miles-long queue – the most British of tributes – that wound its way through the streets of London as Queen Elizabeth II lay in state.

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57015 Sep 2022
30 min

The accessible city: 

We look at some of the ways that research and technology can help to remove barriers in our cities, to make them more accessible to all.

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12 Sep 2022
7 min

Tall Stories 324: Parc Astérix: 

Sally Howard describes the ups and downs of one of Europe’s long-standing amusement parks.

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5698 Sep 2022
30 min

Water, water everywhere: 

We investigate how water interacts with populations around the globe and how cities have learnt to work with it.

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5 Sep 2022
3 min

Tall Stories 323: Toronto Islands: 

Tomos Lewis marks the end of summer in North America with a trip to Toronto’s beloved city-side archipelago.

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5681 Sep 2022
30 min

Everyone’s a critic: 

We explore why it’s so important to be critical about our urban environment, as we delve into the world of architecture-and-design criticism to see how it helps us to better understand and form the cities we live in.

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29 Aug 2022
10 min

Tall Stories 322: Paving the Søerne, Copenhagen: 

Christian Green investigates how Copenhagen avoided plans to pave over their city lakes to make more room for the car, and ended up as one of the world’s most cycle friendly centres.

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56725 Aug 2022
30 min

Ukraine report: part two: 

We travel to Ukraine to listen to the stories of its people and witness a nation preparing for a better future. In part two of our report, we visit two cities near opposite borders – Chernihiv close to Belarus and Chernivtsi near Romania.

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22 Aug 2022
4 min

Tall Stories 321: Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco: 

Ivan Carvalho reveals the story behind one of the San Francisco skyline’s defining skyscrapers.

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56618 Aug 2022
36 min

Ukraine report: part one: 

We travel to Ukraine to listen to the stories of its people and witness a nation that truly embodies the word resilience. In part one of our report, we look at local government: running a city is challenging at the best of times, let alone during a war.

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15 Aug 2022
5 min

Tall Stories 320: Klybeck, Basel: 

Maja Renfer visits the banks of the Rhine in Basel to explore a once-bustling industrial area that has been claimed by both the public and developers alike.

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56511 Aug 2022
30 min

Negative space: 

We consider the empty space above the buildings in our cities and how best to utilise it. Plus: a look at London’s protected views.

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