The Urbanist

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15 June 2017

Episode 296

30 minutes

London’s former city-planner examines how you can build high and stay safe and, a year since the attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, we reflect on how the city came together as one.

15 June 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Orlando: one year on

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On Monday church bells in Orlando were rung 49 times to mark one year since the deadliest mass shooting in US history took place at the Pulse Nightclub. Monocle’s Tomos Lewis, who covered the immediate aftermath, reflects on how the city has fared in the year that has passed.

9 minutes

Chapter 2

11 minutes

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Chapter 2

London: building high and safe

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Grenfell Tower was one of those ubiquitous characterless blocks that pepper the English urban skyline. After a deadly fire furious voices can be heard everywhere, all asking the same question: how could this be allowed to happen in 2017? We speak with former city-planner and friend of ‘The Urbanist’ Peter Rees.

11 minutes

Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Hong Kong’s transformation

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Ahead of the 1 July, when Hong Kong will be marking the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover, the new government has been putting together an approach to improve quality of life in the city.

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