The Urbanist

Discover Reykjavik

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27 August 2015

Episode 202

26 minutes

How does a remote city such as Reykjavik mark its spot on the map? Listen in as we chat to the mayor of Reykjavik, Dagur Eggertsson; find out how the city’s bookstores are bringing the community together and why geothermal power is being used to heat part of the Atlantic Ocean.

27 August 2015

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Chapter 2

What's in a name?

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One of the most particular things about Icelandic culture is its naming system. Thordur Júlíusson, editor in chief of 'Kjarkinn', explains how it works.

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Chapter 3

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Mayor of Reykjavik, Dagur Eggertsson:

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We sit down with the mayor of Reykjavik, Dagur Eggertsson, to talk about the advantages and difficulties of managing a remote city.

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Heating up the city with geothermal power

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The director of Iceland’s School of Energy explains how geothermal power impacts the day-to-day life in the city.

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