The Urbanist

Repurpose

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29 August 2019

Episode 411

30 minutes

Repurposing and renovation are crucial tools for implementing urban change. This week we look at the Battersea Power Station, hear about a new cultural hub, housed in a former clothes factory in Georgia and turn our gaze to Moscow too.

29 August 2019

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Chapter 1

London: Battersea Power Station

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With preservation and restoration at its core, the project aims to connect the riverside walk and Battersea Park with the green spaces in the development, and deliver homes, retail, workplaces, galleries, markets and restaurants. Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck is joined by Honor Fishburn, director of placemaking at Battersea Power Station.

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Moscow: Yama

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Moscow has been undergoing an epic makeover, which has helped turn unused city corners into lively public spaces. One of these, commonly known as Yama, was built in place of a long-drawn-out construction project, and is now a popular hangout. But do these spaces really work in Moscow?

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Tbilisi: Fabrika

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We head to the capital of Georgia to visit a regeneration project that has really taken off. As its name suggests, Fabrika Tbilisi used to be a clothes factory. It has now been turned into a cultural hub with shops, cafés, studios and more.

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