The Urbanist

CityLab 2016, part 2

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17 November 2016

Episode 266

27 minutes


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We continue our coverage of this year’s edition of CityLab, which brings together the world’s top mayors, urban leaders and innovators. Featuring the Good Chance Theatre in Calais, how Los Angeles is looking to transform its transport, a chat about housing with the mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, and a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute.

17 November 2016

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Ed Murray, mayor of Seattle

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Seattle is growing rapidly, with big companies drawing people back to the city. But the trend is affecting affordability and keeping young people in the city is becoming more and more challenging.

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Chapter 2

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The Good Chance Theatre

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Back in August 2015 Joe Robertson and Joe Murphy headed to France to visit The Jungle, the refugee and migrant camp set near Calais. They were struck by the warm welcome they received and after chatting to people, it was clear that a safe space was needed for them to talk.

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Transport in LA

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One of the key issues on the table is the future of transportation. We spoke with Seleta Reynolds, general manager of the Department of Transportation in Los Angeles, about her work.

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Chapter 4

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McKinsey Global Institute

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The institute has spent the past two decades studying the big urban trends that are shaping our global economy – with cities being pivotal to this research. We speak to one of its partners, Jaana Remes, about its new report on how we age in our cities.

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