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8 June 2017

Episode 295

30 minutes


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As London recovers from a horrific terror attack, we focus on resilience and how to move on. Plus: we explore how cities are coming together to lead the way in climate change.

8 June 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

The city fights back

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Last week US president Donald Trump announced his country would pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. In the aftermath, an alliance of US cities has emerged defiant. We spoke with Michael Berkowitz from 100 Resilient Cities.

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Toronto leads the way

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Toronto was one of the first cities to implement its own emissions policy. The Toronto Atmospheric Fund was founded in 1991 to reduce the city’s carbon emissions and we spoke with its vice president of programmes and partnerships, Mary Pickering.

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Designing in response to terror

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Following the terror attack in London Bridge that left eight people dead and dozens more injured, concrete barriers have started to be put up along the city’s bridges. Much like the people, the capital has been forced to adapt to these terrible incidents, as Peter Rees, the former chief planning officer for the City of London, explains.

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This is my London

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Our editor Andrew Tuck reflects on the London bridge terror attack and its impact. Even if the city moves on, will it ever be the same?

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