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28 September 2017

Episode 311

30 minutes


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It’s a bit of a correspondents special: from New York to Hong Kong, Zürich and a splash of Brazil too.

28 September 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Hong Kong’s harbour-front site

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Land in Hong Kong is notoriously scarce so the opportunity to develop a prime harbour-front site has property tycoons, urban planners and architects across the world talking.

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Chapter 2

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Avenida Paulista

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With the appearance of shopping malls and heavy traffic, together with people moving out of the city, Avenida Paulista has slowly lost a bit of its charm. Luckily that’s about to change.

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Long Island City

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Sitting just one subway stop from Manhattan lies Long Island City, which is the country’s fastest-growing neighbourhood. And with more than 10,000 apartments added to it, there’s some hope it will help ease the housing crisis.

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Get off the square

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The Swiss like to vote for pretty much everything and the latest addition to the ballot box is what to do with one of its main squares… because it’s too popular.

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