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3 May 2018

Episode 342

29 minutes


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We empty out The Urbanist closet to bring you some of the stories we’ve been working on, including: urban art in Toronto, architecture through the eyes of Claude Monet and a chat with Bruce Katz about his new book ‘The New Localism’.

3 May 2018

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Chapter 1

‘The New Localism’

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We speak with Bruce Katz, the former chief of staff in housing and urban development in the first Obama administration, about the new book he co-authored ‘The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism’.

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‘Monet & Architecture’

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In the 19th century, the way we used to be introduced to cities around the world was through the eyes of travelling artists, bringing back on their canvases their impressions of capitals far and beyond. A new exhibition at The National Gallery looks at the relationship between Claude Monet and architecture.

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Urban art in Toronto

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Murals can be love-or-hate features of a city. But for Monocle’s bureau chief in Toronto, Tomos Lewis, one of the city’s latest unsung murals speaks to the city’s rapid transformation and celebrates the simplicity of life that rapid development can often erode.

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