The Urbanist

Technology in the cities

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9 March 2017

Episode 282

27 minutes


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From innovations in public lighting to what Madrid’s new Google Campus has done for the city, how has the digital revolution caught up with our cities? Plus: Vienna’s uneasy relationship with technology and a word from our Hong Kong bureau chief.

9 March 2017

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Chapter 1

3 minutes


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Chapter 1

Vienna and technology

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Despite being one of Europe’s fastest-growing cities, Vienna has an uneasy relationship with technology. But this is a city that’s always moving forward, as Alexei Korolyov explains.

3 minutes

Chapter 2

9 minutes

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Chapter 2

Spain and Campus Madrid

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Housed inside a former factory, Campus Madrid has injected plenty of energy into the city’s technological start-up community, filling a void left by the out-of-touch government.

9 minutes

Chapter 3

8 minutes


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Chapter 3

Italy and Ewo lighting

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Founded in 1996, Ewo creates lighting systems for public spaces, such as city streets, buildings, squares and airports. It’s all about custom solutions, finding the perfect light for each space with the help of technology. We meet owner and co-founder Hannes Wohlgemuth.

8 minutes

Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Hong Kong versus Singapore

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Our Hong Kong bureau chief James Chambers recently spent a few weeks in our Singapore bureau and couldn’t help but make a comparison between the technological revolutions happening in each city.

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