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24 May 2018

Episode 345

30 minutes


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We meet the architect and artist Daan Roosegaarde to hear about his projects tackling air pollution, look at the legacy of the outgoing mayor of Vienna and catch up with Egypt’s plans for a purpose-built administrative capital.

24 May 2018

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Chapter 1

5 minutes


Photo: Michael Häupl

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Chapter 1

Vienna: Michael Häupl

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This is the last week in office for Vienna’s mayor, Michael Häupl, after 24 years in the post. We look back at his legacy.

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Chapter 2

12 minutes


Photo: Studio Roosegaarde

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Daan Roosegaarde

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Dutch architect and artist Daan Roosegaarde has launched the Smog Free Project, working with NGOs, local officials and citizens to bring cleaner air to public spaces.

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Chapter 3

6 minutes


Photo: Vyacheslav Argenberg

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Egypt’s new city

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Egypt’s plans for a new administrative capital in the desert is going ahead but is it as essential as officials want it to be?

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