The Urbanist

Time to cool it

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12 July 2018

Episode 352

30 minutes


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We take a step back, look at the life unfolding around us and ask: have our cities become a little too orderly?

12 July 2018

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Chapter 1

6 minutes


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Chapter 1

Take your clothes off

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Munich has created places for people to simply strip down and cool off. But how did the city get so relaxed?

6 minutes

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Smoke signals

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While we’re not suggesting you take up smoking, we wonder whether we should be a little more chilled out about people who like to light up. We visit Vienna, a city where smoking is still very much ingrained in society.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Take a sip

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Melbourne, Australia’s self-proclaimed cultural capital, knows the meaning of good hospitality and stands in stark contrast with Sydney, where a series of strict laws have dramatically altered the city’s nightlife.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Dog show

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Random dog encounters can lift spirits and spark conversations. So should cities and businesses relax their rules and embrace more dog-friendly policies?

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