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4 April 2019

Episode 390

30 minutes


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We find out why Amsterdam wants to reclaim more than 11,000 car-parking spaces, how a Paris suburb is limbering up for the 2024 Olympic Games, get a dose of immersive tourism in Sarajevo and a look at Chicago’s newly elected mayor.

4 April 2019

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Amsterdam: reclaiming parking

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Can Amsterdam reclaim more than 11,000 car-parking spaces and hand them over to citizens for new uses? 

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Paris and the 2024 Olympics

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The 2024 Olympics present a unique opportunity to invest in infrastructure. One of such areas in Paris is the suburb of Sevran, which has just placed its bid to host the surfing competition… despite being more than 170km away from the ocean.

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Chicago’s newly elected mayor

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Lori Lightfoot will become the first gay black woman to serve as the city’s leader. She’s also a former prosecutor who has held some government positions in Chicago.

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Sarajevo and immersive tourism

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There’s an increasing demand for experiences that offer a better understanding of what happened to Sarajevo and its people in the 1990s. And one of the more extreme offerings is the War Hostel – accommodation that recreates siege conditions. 

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