The Urbanist

Reading the signs

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2 July 2020

Episode 455

30 minutes


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We look to the world of wayfinding and city signage to explore where our information comes from and how it shapes the way we navigate our streets.

2 July 2020

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Chapter 1

14 minutes


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Chapter 1

Finding a way

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Tim Fendley, founder of London’s specialist design firm, Applied Wayfinding, joins us to talk all things signage and how his firm is helping to tackle coronavirus confusion on our streets.

14 minutes

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Chapter 2

8 minutes


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Chapter 2

Black Lives Matter Plaza

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We speak with Washington journalist, Christina Sturdivant Sani, to discuss how a mural in her home city has sparked actions across the country.

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Chapter 3

3 minutes


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Chapter 3

Pooch placards

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This show’s producer Carlota Rebelo confesses her holiday hobby: observing different dog signs from around the world.

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