The Urbanist

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5 April 2018

Episode 338

30 minutes


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This week is all about animals and cities: from backyard chickens to birdwatching and even entrepreneurs making life easier for your furry friend. Plus: how can we design our public spaces in a more animal-friendly way?

5 April 2018

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Chapter 1

‘City Birds: An Urban Birdwatching Logbook’

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Most books about birds talk about species that live deep in the countryside or in a far-away forest. But what about the city-dwellers who enjoy a bit of birdwatching?

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Want a treat?

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Ljubljana is a dog-friendly city. So much so that an entrepreneur decided to cross Slovenians’ love of pastries with their passion for canine company. The result? A dog bakery.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Animal-friendly cities

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Streets, parks and rooftops hardly ever offer a warm welcome to either pooches or pests. Pigeons have long been shooed away from balconies; off the lead, dogs are confined in gated park corners. So how can you design a city that welcomes our furry friends?

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Hatching a plan

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All over the world, backyard chickens are becoming popular but would-be chicken farmers are often finding that their cities’ laws are less welcoming to poultry than they would wish.

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