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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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Tall Stories 342: Montreal’s Metro:

Hester Underhill explores how the metro system beneath Canada’s second-largest city, and its collection of stunning mid-century designed stations, came to be.

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30 Jan 2023
4 min

Tall Stories 342: Montreal’s Metro: 

Hester Underhill explores how the metro system beneath Canada’s second-largest city, and its collection of stunning mid-century designed stations, came to be.

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58926 Jan 2023
30 min

US Conference of Mayors: 

Chris Cermak, Monocle’s Washington correspondent, reports on the US Conference of Mayors. The meeting is an opportunity for local leaders to get together and share best practices – but also for the federal government to show that it values mayors and the power they have over the future of their cities.

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23 Jan 2023
4 min

Tall Stories 341: Legislative Yuan, Taiwan: 

James Chambers ponders the next steps for Taiwan’s parliament building – a centre for the island’s strong democracy famous for its verbal, and occasionally physical, bust-ups.

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58819 Jan 2023
30 min

Urban trends at the World Economic Forum: 

Monocle’s Carlota Rebelo reports on the urban trends that will shape our world in 2023 from this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos. We hear from Jeff Merritt, Iryna Ozymok, Tollulah Oni, Diane Binder and Carlo Ratti.

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16 Jan 2023
3 min

Tall Stories 340: Muscle Beach South Beach, Miami: 

Tomos Lewis investigates how the redesign of Miami’s very own version of Muscle Beach is working out for local residents.

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58712 Jan 2023
30 min

Urban challenges for 2023: 

What are the biggest issues facing our cities in the year ahead? We visit five urban centres around the world to find out what’s predicted for the coming 12 months and brainstorm solutions for city halls.

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9 Jan 2023
4 min

Tall Stories 339: Brixton Windmill, London: 

Louis Allen takes us to a centuries-old building that still stands in London’s Brixton neighbourhood to this day and which is emblematic of the area’s agrarian past.

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5865 Jan 2023
30 min

Best of ‘Tall Stories’ 2022: 

Monocle’s editor in chief, Andrew Tuck, looks back at his favourite episodes of ‘Tall Stories’ from 2022.

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2 Jan 2023
5 min

Tall Stories 338: Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, Buenos Aires: 

Lucinda Elliott visits a palace in downtown Buenos Aires originally designed to provide safe drinking water for the city’s residents.

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58529 Dec 2022
30 min

Best of 2022: 

Monocle’s editor in chief Andrew Tuck recalls some of his favourite interviews and reports from the year on ‘The Urbanist’.

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58422 Dec 2022
30 min

Christmas in the city: 

We visit Europe’s best Christmas market in Tallinn, discover a US town that has been dubbed “Christmas City” since the 1930s and get a letter from our resident grinch, Andrew Mueller. Plus: Andrew Tuck and Carlota Rebelo go head-to-head in our second annual quiz: festive edition.

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58315 Dec 2022
30 min

2022: Urbanism in review: 

What were the biggest wins in the world of urbanism over the past 12 months? With the help of our global correspondents, we get a view from around the world about some of this year’s successes in planning, architecture and civic leadership, and what they mean for their cities.

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12 Dec 2022
7 min

Tall Stories 337: The Puppet Theatre Barge: 

Emily Sands takes us to a puppet theatre that is currently moored in London’s Little Venice.

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5828 Dec 2022
30 min

Democratising public space: 

Creating cities that are truly open requires the perspectives of the entire community. We speak to two promoters of the democratisation of urban design – Gail Shillingford of B+H Architects and Deborah Saunt of architecture, urban design and spatial research studio DSDHA – who explain how to build environments that are truly open for everyone.

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5 Dec 2022
4 min

Tall Stories 336: Golden Mile Complex, Singapore: 

Naomi Xu Elegant explores one of Singapore’s most distinctive multi-use tower blocks and contemplates the building’s future.

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