The Urbanist

Down by the water

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13 February 2020

Episode 435

30 minutes

We look at some of the ways that waterside cities interact with their coastlines, from Oslo’s efforts to lower pollution to the fight against rising tides in New York. Plus: a report from Alexandria, Egypt’s second city.

13 February 2020

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Chapter 1

The port of Oslo

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We speak to Christian Eriksen from the Bellona Foundation, which has teamed up with Oslo in the hope of creating the world’s first emission-free port

10 minutes

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Chapter 2

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The city of Alexandria

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Ruth Michaelson brings us a report from Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria, where rising tides are threatening the lives and livelihood of its citizens.

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East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

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Caroline Spivack, reporter at Curbed NY, discusses plans for flood protection on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and tells us why some residents are pushing back against developments.

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