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10 January 2019

Episode 378

30 minutes


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We head to San Francisco to hear how a city can be built on such steep topography, examine Vienna’s plans to reduce property speculation and get an architectural tour of former Yugoslav cities.

10 January 2019

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Chapter 1

8 minutes


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Chapter 1

San Francisco

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Ben Grant from the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (Spur) tells us about the history of San Francisco’s urban design and how a plan to build the city on top of the roads rather than on street level failed.

8 minutes

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Chapter 2

6 minutes


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Chapter 2

Zoning in Vienna

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With land prices in Vienna relentlessly on the up, the city’s socialist administration updated the city’s building code, putting a price cap on new residential areas.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Yugoslav architecture

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We discuss the exhibition ‘Towards a Concrete Utopia’, on the wonders of urbanism in the former Yugoslavia, as its run at Moma draws to a close. Plus: in Serbia’s capital you can still take a tour around New Belgrade’s concrete-block bonanza.

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Chapter 4

8 minutes


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Chapter 4

LA tales

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As Monocle’s newest bureau in Los Angeles opens its doors, Ben Rylan embarks on an expedition through the winding streets of the Hollywood Hills, where some of the city’s most fascinating homes still stand.

8 minutes

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