The Urbanist

Sport and the city

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19 May 2016

Episode 240

30 minutes


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Dust off those sport socks and lace up your trainers – this week we’re all about sport in the city. We discuss everything from urban regeneration and sport to the origins of Australian rules football. Plus: the abundance of Olympic pools in Belgrade and what football clubs in Istanbul reveal about the modern city and the people who live there.

19 May 2016

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Chapter 1

9 minutes


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Chapter 1

Sport and urban regeneration

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When managed the Spanish way, events such as the Olympics can lead the way for urban regeneration. We examine the methods and ask how to stay active in a city without sport facilities.

9 minutes

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Chapter 2

4 minutes


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Chapter 2

Australian rules football

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We trace the origins of Aussie rules, a peculiar variation on football, and examine how the sport permeates Melbourne in all walks of life, from politics and business to real-estate and tourism.

4 minutes

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Chapter 3

6 minutes


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Chapter 3

Belgrade’s fitness facilities

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Sports facilities are woven into the fabric of Belgrade. We look at the Serbian capital’s abundance of swimming pools, tennis courts and football pitches.

6 minutes

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Chapter 4

4 minutes


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Chapter 4

Istanbul’s football clubs

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Istanbul is a city divided by football. Monocle’s Istanbul bureau chief Christopher Lord explains how each of the clubs tell a story about the modern city and the people who live there.

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