The Urbanist

Shouting from the rooftops

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11 April 2019

Episode 391

30 minutes


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We explore the many options for urban-rooftop spaces. From city agriculture to solar power, drinking and dining to drone parking, we go through some potential plans for your next upper-level project.

11 April 2019

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Chapter 1

7 minutes


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Chapter 1

Best-laid plans

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Bill Hodgson is with us in the studio to ask why cities are starting to realise their rooftop dreams and how best to tackle planning and consent at altitude.

7 minutes

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Going green

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Architect and urban-agriculture advocate Chris Precht speaks to us on his ideas for how to make cities green again.

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Chapter 3

5 minutes


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Solar solutions

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Gaelen McKee from Brooklyn SolarWorks joins us to discuss the benefits of harnessing the power of the sun.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Vertiports

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Duncan Walker from Skyports helps us to explore the modern-day update to that classic symbol of wealth: the helipad.

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 5

Rooftop restaurants

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David Paw, international editor at Resy, joins us to look at some of the best examples of rooftop dining.

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