The Urbanist

‘The New Urban Crisis’

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4 May 2017

Episode 290

30 minutes


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From gentrification to unaffordability, how do you fix a city in crisis? We speak to Richard Florida about his book ‘The New Urban Crisis’. We’re also in Paris to look at the mayor’s plans for an abandoned railway.

4 May 2017

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Chapter 1

4 minutes


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Chapter 1

La Petite Ceinture

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News that Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo plans to develop 10km of La Petite Ceinture, the city’s abandoned railway, has many wondering if the project will boost the area’s precious biodiversity or destroy it in favour of economic prosperity?

4 minutes

Chapter 2

22 minutes


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Chapter 2

Special interview: Richard Florida

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Monocle’s Toronto bureau chief Tomos Lewis talks to renowned urbanist Richard Florida about his book ‘The New Urban Crisis’ and solutions for the cities of tomorrow.

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