The Urbanist

Cities on screen

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11 October 2018

Episode 365

30 minutes


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From sci-fi to rom-coms and beyond, we cast our gaze to the silver screen to get some notes on how to build our cities right, plus a bit of set-jetting too.

11 October 2018

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Chapter 1

7 minutes


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Chapter 1

Part 1: Learning from sci-fi

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Urbanist and historian Carl Abbott explains some of the city-planning lessons we can learn from the 1982 classic ‘Blade Runner’.

7 minutes

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Chapter 2

6 minutes


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Chapter 2

Set-jetting

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Rosie Spinks, writer for Quartzy, takes us on a trip through the world of film-set tourism.

6 minutes

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Chapter 3

5 minutes


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Chapter 3

Part 2: Learning from sci-fi

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We rejoin our conversation with urbanist and historian Carl Abbott to look further into the world of science fiction and its depictions of the cities we live in.

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Chapter 4

8 minutes


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Chapter 4

Cities with star quality

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Our resident cinephile Ben Rylan takes us from Budapest to New York to see what city-planners could learn from the movies.

8 minutes

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