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4 June 2015

Episode 190

26 minutes

We dig way down as we explore what lies underneath our cities, from a river hidden beneath Elizabeth Street in Melbourne to the world’s first subterranean park. Plus: we talk about underground urbanism and how to get people to invest below ground.

4 June 2015

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Chapter 1

My subway: New York

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In this episode of The Urbanist, we’ve asked three of our correspondents to tell us about the metro in their city. Here, we hear from Megan Billings in New York.

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Chapter 2

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Underground urbanism

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How can we best expand the urban environment below ground? We asked Elizabeth Reynolds, director of urban planning and design consultancy Urben, to explain us how to invest below ground.

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My subway: Singapore

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In this episode of The Urbanist, we’ve asked three of our correspondents to tell us about the metro in their city. Here, we hear from Zayana Zulkiflee in Singapore.

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Underground park: The Lowline

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The Lowline park in New York is set to be the first underground park the world. Here, Lowline co-founder Dan Barasch speaks to Monocle’s New York bureau chief Ed Stocker about what the future park will look like.

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My subway: Toronto

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In this episode of The Urbanist, we’ve asked three of our correspondents to tell us about the metro in their city. Here, we hear from Tomos Lewis in Toronto.

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Underground river: Melbourne

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Buried just below the concrete surface of Elizabeth Street in Melbourne, there’s an ancient underground river. We explore its history with Gilbert Rochecouste, founder of Village Well.

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