The Urbanist

Making space

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17 October 2019

Episode 418

30 minutes


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How do you design and develop spaces for specific groups and activities? And how do these spaces affect the urban fabric of our cities? The use of public areas guides the way we connect with one another, so it’s important to get it right.

17 October 2019

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Chapter 1

Music and cities

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How should cities design for music audiences? And how should architects, planners, developers and civic leaders build with music in mind? Shain Shapiro, the founder and CEO of Sound Diplomacy, tells us about a new report, ‘This Must Be the Place’.

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Sport as a unifier

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When Los Angeles FC decided to build a new stadium in 2018 it put the community at the centre. Planners ensured the location was accessible by Metro – a rarity in LA – and worked with residents and businesses to include them in the design process.

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Car ban

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New York City has implemented a pilot programme turning Manhattan’s 14th Street into a bus corridor – an important step towards better public transport in a metropolis that sometimes make urbanism headlines for the wrong reasons.

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