The Urbanist

Paris: My city

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26 November 2015

Episode 215

27 minutes


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As the world remains on edge following the events in Paris on 13 November, we decided to take a step back to see how continuing with the Parisian way of life is the best way to fight terrorism. In the end Paris will remain just as it is – a testimony to freedom, culture and passion.

26 November 2015

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Oberkampf-Bataclan district

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It’s been two weeks since the attacks and Paris is showing a Gallic determination to stand up and fight – and continue life as normal. At the heart of the hardest-hit 11th arrondissement theatre managers and small businesses are saying the show must go on.

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Chapter 2

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The 19th arrondissement

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It wasn’t only the Place de la République that was scared on 13 November, it also left its mark around the National Stadium in the Saint Denis suburb. Sandwiched between La République and Saint Denis is the 19th arrondissement. What our contributor loves is the diversity of the communities who live there – particularly the large Jewish and Arab populations.

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Chapter 3

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Le Centquatre

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In the east of Paris, one cultural centre is showing why it’s so important for the city to fight for its position as one of the world’s culture capitals.

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Chapter 4

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Ecotherapy

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A growing number of doctors in the US are prescribing time outside; based on the concept that it could improve both physical and mental health. We sent Megan Billings to Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn to get some advice.

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