The Urbanist

Work & the city

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20 September 2018

Episode 362

30 minutes

We continue to unpack our new book, ‘The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities’. This week we turn our focus to chapter 7, looking at the places where we work.

20 September 2018

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

The boom in co-working

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Founded eight years ago, WeWork has paved the way to move co-working from just a mash of grim cubicles to a broader sense of community. We speak to Leni Zneimer, general Manager for WeWork in the UK & Ireland.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Nomadic workers

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One of the favourite hangouts for nomadic workers here in London is the Hoxton Hotel where, among the warm glow of MacBooks, you’ll find small groups huddled over coffee in the lobby. We decided to try it out.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Essay: Warsaw

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Our correspondent Annabelle Chapman brings us an essay on her city.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

The role of an HQ

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When done right, the HQ of a big business can be a welcome addition to the city and its community. One such example is the HQ of the Parisian advertising agency BETC, called Magasins Généraux. We hear from Eugénie Lefebvre, director of Magasins Généraux.

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