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1 December 2016

Episode 268

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This week we head to Cairo to talk about how good design has helped the city change for the better, chat with Brazil’s tourism minister Marx Beltrão and catch up with Buenos Aires mayor Horacio Rodriguez Larreta.

1 December 2016

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Cairo: Mohamed Elshahed

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At the Dubai Design Week in October, Cairo took centre stage as the Iconic City exhibition. It brought together more than 65 Egyptian architects, designers, entrepreneurs and graphic artists in the CairoNow! display curated by Mohammed Elshahed.

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Brazil: tourism minister Marx Beltrão

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The past year in Brazil has been all but boring, following the successful Olympic Games and the seemingly neverending hangover of a violent political and economic crisis. We caught up with the country's recently appointed tourism minister, Marx Beltrão, to find out more about how he plans to keep the country attractive for foreigners in the years to come.

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Buenos Aires: mayor Horacio Rodriguez Larreta

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The 2016 C40 Mayors Summit is underway, with city leaders gathered to discuss the best ways to reduce climate change in our cities. We caught up with Buenos Aires' Horacio Rodriguez Larreta to discuss how world mayors can get together and make a difference.

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