The Urbanist

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30 April 2020

Episode 446

30 minutes


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As some countries start to relax restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, we assess how our view of the public realm has changed – and how it might look in the future.

30 April 2020

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Chapter 1

9 minutes


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Chapter 1

Redesigning the public realm

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We discuss how designers will react in our public spaces with Paul Kulig from Perkins and Will.

9 minutes

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

The night-time economy

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We are joined by Mirik Milan, former night mayor of Amsterdam, to discuss the future of what goes on after dark.

8 minutes

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Human behaviour in public spaces

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We discuss the ways in which human behaviour could change as a result of the pandemic with psychologist Daniel Kahneman.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

The new face of public space

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Author and former associate director and counsel at New York’s Bryant Park Restoration Corporation, Andrew Manshel, shares his views on how we can move forward in the midst of this pandemic – and how we might look to reimagine the public spaces we use.

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