The Urbanist

Smart ideas

15

15

00:00 / 00:00

/

Cover art for The Urbanist

19 December 2019

Episode 427

30 minutes


Photo: Getty Images

Technology plays a huge role in our relationship with cities: from simple things such as being able to pay for your subway ride with your phone to more serious efforts such as using drones to help keep protests peaceful.

19 December 2019

Share episode

Download

Chapter 1

7 minutes


Photo: Alamy

15

15

/

Chapter 1

London: Here East

Cover art for The Urbanist

In 2012 Here East took over the Press and Broadcast Centre from the London Games and turned the site into a technology and innovation campus.

7 minutes

Share chapter 1

Chapter 2

6 minutes


Photo: Alamy

15

15

/

Chapter 2

Ljubljana: Avant2Go

Cover art for The Urbanist

The Avant2Go system is an increasing part of the city’s multi-modal mobility mix. With hundreds of cars and scores of locations, it goes the extra mile for its users.

6 minutes

Share chapter 2

Chapter 3

6 minutes


Photo: Getty Images

15

15

/

Chapter 3

The good drone

Cover art for The Urbanist

Is there such a thing as a ‘good drone’? And can they be used to promote democracy and accountability in cities? This is at the core of some of the research by Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick.

6 minutes

Share chapter 3

Chapter 4

3 minutes

15

15

/

Chapter 4

Spaceflow

Cover art for The Urbanist

Spaceflow is a tenant experience app aiming to make life easier for people living and working in shared buildings.

3 minutes

Share chapter 4

Chapter 5

6 minutes


Photo: Alamy

15

15

/

Chapter 5

São Paulo: Descomplica

Cover art for The Urbanist

Descomplica is the city’s latest programme to streamline Brazil’s complicated bureaucracy. It’s had a huge impact on Paulistanos’ quality of life by cutting down the time spent filing paperwork.

6 minutes

Share chapter 5

/

sign in to monocle

new to monocle?

Print magazine subscriptions start from £55.

Subscribe now

Loading...

/

15

15

Live

00:0001:00

  • The Urbanist441