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16 April 2020

Episode 444

30 minutes


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As cities rapidly adapt to the new realities of coronavirus, we continue to unpack the impact of those changes on urban living.

16 April 2020

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

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How one Toronto company has offered a helping hand to the city’s restaurants as they adapt to becoming delivery and takeaway joints while their dining rooms are closed.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Austria reopens (slowly)

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Authorities in Austria have allowed some shops to reopen this week as the country slowly emerges from lockdown. Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov ventured outside in Vienna to report on the easing of restrictions.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Old-school delivery boom

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As people stay put and spend much more time at home than usual, some services that seemed to be on the verge of extinction are enjoying a comeback.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Archiving the now

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The Finnish National Museum has begun documenting urban life during coronavirus. It wants to build a comprehensive archive so that future generations can understand the impact that the virus had on our lives.

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