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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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Past and future:

Today we bring you two major stories: a look at how the port of London has changed the fabric of the city and moulded the communities around it; and we dissect the plans for Amazon’s new headquarters, which it is hoped will invigorate a new area in the US.

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6 Dec 2021
5 min

Tall Stories 286: Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin: 

Madeleine Pollard tells the tale of one of Berlin’s most storied open spaces, which wears its aviation history on its sleeve.

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5292 Dec 2021
30 min

Past and future: 

Today we bring you two major stories: a look at how the port of London has changed the fabric of the city and moulded the communities around it; and we dissect the plans for Amazon’s new headquarters, which it is hoped will invigorate a new area in the US.

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29 Nov 2021
4 min

Tall Stories 285: St John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong: 

Monocle’s Naomi Xu Elegant visits a historic church that sits on the only piece of freehold land in Hong Kong.

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52825 Nov 2021
30 min

What are cities made of?: 

From concrete to timber and glass to steel, there are many facets that make up a city – but are all of them as obvious as they sound? This week we discuss the very action of city-building from the physical to the intangible.

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22 Nov 2021
4 min

Tall Stories 284: Lapinlahti Hospital, Helsinki: 

Monocle’s Petri Burtsoff tells us about a former hospital’s second life, which has been embraced and defended by citizens.

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52718 Nov 2021
30 min

Climate migration: 

How is climate change affecting our migration habits? And are cities equipped to deal with the impending influx of migrants as urban displacement becomes more common?

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15 Nov 2021
7 min

Tall Stories 283: Mosaic Stadium, Regina: 

Monocle’s Sheena Rossiter takes a trip to the Saskatchewan capital to see the newly renovated Mosaic Stadium come alive.

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52611 Nov 2021
30 min

How many minutes?: 

We weigh in on one of urbanism’s biggest buzzwords of the past few years, the 15-minute city, and assess a few alternatives.

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8 Nov 2021
4 min

Tall Stories 282: Elizabeth Street Garden, New York: 

Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan looks at a clash between two equally admirable projects fighting for space in New York City.

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5254 Nov 2021
30 min

New takes on the urban environment: 

We look at some city projects, from Japan to Canada and the UK, that are offering a fresh perspective on their urban environments.

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1 Nov 2021
3 min

Tall Stories 281: Casa de Chá da Boa Nova, Porto: 

Monocle’s Ivan Carvalho takes us to Portugal to examine one of the earliest works by Alvaro Siza Vieira, perched on the coastline outside Porto.

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52428 Oct 2021
30 min

Special: New York’s mayoral race: 

Who will take the top seat in city hall? Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan takes a closer look at the big issues facing New York, the candidates vying to be the next mayor and the party politics at play in the Big Apple.

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25 Oct 2021
5 min

Tall Stories 280: Gartenbaukino, Vienna: 

Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov brings us the story of Vienna’s premier spot for premiere screenings, the Gartenbaukino.

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52321 Oct 2021
30 min

Utopian Hours 2021: 

Monocle’s Carlota Rebelo reports from Turin, which is playing host to a crowd of urbanists, designers and city-enthusiasts for this year’s edition of Utopian Hours.

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18 Oct 2021
6 min

Tall Stories 279: London’s blue plaques: 

Monocle’s Sophie Monaghan-Coombs investigates what’s behind the blue plaques that dot buildings across London.

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