The Urbanist

Identity

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19 October 2017

Episode 314

30 minutes


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What is that sense that distinguishes one city from another? From urban features, to planning, cultural institutions or values, there are certain quirks that immediately define a city or region.

19 October 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Catalonia: regional vs national

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The region’s struggle with self-determination is almost as old as the region itself, and it all came to a standstill earlier this month when a vote was held on its independence.

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Chapter 2

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Turin: urban features

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Many cities take their biggest, boldest monument as a symbol – but for the famously modest Turinese municipal identity comes by way of a much smaller and humbler element.

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Chapter 3

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Istanbul: makers in the city

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Istanbul is a city of many layers and the way its neighbourhoods are organised is a reflection of the cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled this city.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Vienna: work it

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In the case of Vienna identity is all about the city’s typical professions. With that in mind, we look at the stalwart of the city’s hospitality industry: the Viennese waiter.

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