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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.

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Resite 2017:

In the first episode of our Resite series we meet celebrated landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson and Paris’s deputy mayor Jean-Louis Missika at Forum Karlín in Prague.

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26 Jun 2017
10 min

Tall Stories 62: Chambré Hardman's house: 

Monocle’s Holly Fisher heads back to Liverpool, the city of her student days, where the preserved house of photographer Chambré Hardman has recently piqued her interest.

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29722 Jun 2017
30 min

Resite 2017: 

In the first episode of our Resite series we meet celebrated landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson and Paris’s deputy mayor Jean-Louis Missika at Forum Karlín in Prague.

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19 Jun 2017
4 min

Tall Stories 61: Zürich river swimming: 

Monocle business editor Matt Alagiah tells us why his latest trip to Zurich means he’s no longer wet behind the ears when it comes to current affairs.

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29615 Jun 2017
30 min

One city: 

London’s former city-planner examines how you can build high and stay safe and, a year since the attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, we reflect on how the city came together as one.

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12 Jun 2017
4 min

Tall Stories 60: Laziza Brewery: 

We head to Beirut to visit the grounds of Laziza Brewery, the oldest brewery in the Middle East. But it won’t be for much longer, as our own Venetia Rainey explains.

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2958 Jun 2017
30 min

The city goes on: 

As London recovers from a horrific terror attack, we focus on resilience and how to move on. Plus: we explore how cities are coming together to lead the way in climate change.

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5 Jun 2017
8 min

Tall Stories 59: Slovensky Rozhlas: 

The Slovak Radio Building in Bratislava is loved and hated in equal measure. Constructed between 1967 and 1983, it’s a pyramid turned on its head. The presenter of one of the radio stations quartered in the building gives us a tour.

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2941 Jun 2017
30 min

Musical identity: 

What makes a city’s musical identity? We find out about Rio de Janeiro’s newest musical style and hear how Toronto is trying to keep its music venues alive.

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29 May 2017
6 min

Tall Stories 58: beach ‘barracas’: 

These portable kiosks, better known as ‘barracas’, are set up and taken down daily on the golden sands of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches. They are part of the city’s laid-back lifestyle and heavily ingrained in its culture.

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29325 May 2017
30 min

Food and identity: 

Food can be a big part of a city’s identity. But as cities adapt to technology and changing demographics, is the food tradition changing too? We head to Paris, Cairo and Hong Kong to have a look at what’s on the menu.

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22 May 2017
5 min

Tall Stories 57: nests: 

For this week’s edition of Tall Stories, we look to our feathered friends in the city. It’s all about the places they call home.

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29218 May 2017
28 min

Topography and mobility: 

Topography versus urbanism: how a young Spanish mayor has reconnected the city, a look at Rio de Janeiro's cable car system and a preview tour of Seoul's new sky garden.

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15 May 2017
3 min

Tall Stories 56: national typography: 

For this week’s edition of Tall Stories, we take you to the Basque Country. But instead of focusing on a building, we look at something that is present in most structures: national typography. Monocle’s Chiara Rimella tells us more.

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29111 May 2017
30 min

Pollution: 

We hear how Helsinki is keeping its coastline clean, ask if a high-rise could help solve Melbourne’s air and water quality problem and report from Macedonia, which has two of the top-three most-polluted cities in Europe.

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8 May 2017
4 min

Tall Stories 55: garden gate: 

As London drifts into suburbia, the capital’s architecture is shifting. Just look at the humble garden gate. Andrew Tuck tells us how a simple click can trigger memories of days gone by.

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