The Urbanist

Temporary urbanism

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18 January 2018

Episode 327

30 minutes


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It’s not all about pop-up cafés and gathering a couple of neighbours to set up a street market. Temporary urbanism can have a huge impact in cities, allowing planners to push some of their bolder and more unusual ideas through the bureaucracy of city hall.

18 January 2018

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Temporary parliament

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Over the past few months there has been an ongoing debate in the UK about where to house members of parliament while the Palace of Westminster undergoes much-needed work.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Olympic structures

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Hosting the Olympics Games is a costly business and of all that money spent on structures, only a few stop being temporary and become part of the legacy.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Commentary

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At the heart of city-living is a simple concept: quality of life. As the worldwide housing crisis deepens, Monocle’s Carlota Rebelo asks if we can rely on temporary solutions to solve such a mammoth issue.

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