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7 April 2016

Episode 234

30 minutes

We hone in on a debate underway in Montréal and ask if all heritage has to be beautiful. We also discover a company that’s connecting people in Porto through a mesh network and hear an audio essay on city cycling by our editor Andrew Tuck.

7 April 2016

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CBC Radio Canada tower

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A debate is underway in Montréal about the fate of one of the city’s landmarks: the CBC Radio Canada tower. What’s marked the debate, however, is that many prominent architectural figures in Canada have said that it should be torn down regardless of the cultural role it has played in the city’s recent history.

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Put your helmet on

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As Spring arrives in London, Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck has been cycling around the city – and he noticed one or two things when it comes to the capital’s cycling policy.

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Robin Chase: Veniam and mesh connectivity

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Porto has become a walking laboratory for a grand experiment in connectivity. Veniam is a company trying to connect the city through wi-fi by using the moving vehicles in the streets. One of the founders, Robin Chase, explains this concept of mesh connectivity.

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