The Urbanist

AoU: the future of urbanism

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16 June 2016

Episode 244

30 minutes


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It’s not an easy task to examine the great urban trends of tomorrow. This week we report from the 10th Congress of the Academy of Urbanism and hear the lessons that cities can learn from each other.

16 June 2016

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Chapter 1

10 years of the Academy of Urbanism

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Academy of Urbanism chairman Steven Bee tells us why this 10th anniversary Congress is different from any other.

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Chapter 2

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The Liveable Cities Lab

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At a time where half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, it is important to explore the best ways of making these areas liveable. One man that does that on a daily basis is professor Herbert Dreiseitl, the director of the Liveable Cities Lab at Ramboll.

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Yolande Barnes, director of Savills World Research

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As director of Savills World Research, Yolande Barnes tries to understand the world’s real-estate markets and the forces that shape them.

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Professor Brian Evans and the super-city

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Any urbanist will tell you about the dangers of the emerging mega-cities but a closer inspection shows that, perhaps, rather than mega-cities we’re actually talking about super-cities.

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Jennifer Keesmaat, chief planner of Toronto

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Toronto is a city that has seen a dramatic transformation over the past few years, from the revamping of old and forgotten areas to rebuilding with people and community in mind.

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George Ferguson, former mayor of Bristol

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George Ferguson is a man who knows how to turn a city from frumpy to funky. He tells us about his vision for a smart and resilient Bristol.

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