The Urbanist

CityLab Paris, part 1: mayors special

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26 October 2017

Episode 315

30 minutes

More than 40 mayors, numerous civic officials and urban leaders from across the globe flocked to Paris earlier this week to discuss the trends of the cities of tomorrow. In this first episode, we keep up with the mayors.

26 October 2017

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Chapter 1

7 minutes


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Chapter 1

Greater Manchester: Andy Burnham

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Almost five months to the day after the Manchester bomb attack that killed 22 people, Mayor Burnham is in Paris to talk about coming face to face with terror.

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Chapter 2

6 minutes


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Chapter 2

Anchorage: Ethan Berkowitz

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Anchorage in the US has about 300,000 inhabitants. Mayor Berkowitz is a Democrat governing this resource-rich Alaskan city.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

San Jose: Sam Liccardo

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At a time when technology giants are trying to influence urbanism, being in charge of a city in Silicon Valley means a careful balance to ensure everyone is happy.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Reykjavik: Dagur Eggertsson

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Reykjavik’s mayor is a familiar voice here at Monocle 24 and we wanted to find out what he has been up to since the last time we saw him a couple of months ago.

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Chapter 5

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Amsterdam: Night mayor Mirik Milan

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He was the world’s very first night mayor and, five years on, Milan is now advising cities such as New York to create the same role.

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