The Urbanist

Urban wildlife

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16 July 2020

Episode 457

30 minutes


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We are not the only inhabitants of our cities – so this week we decided to talk about some of the urban wildlife living in the places we call home.

16 July 2020

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Chapter 1

6 minutes

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Chapter 1

‘Window Birds’, an urban birdwatching guide

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Antonin Yuji Maeno, co-founder of the architecture and design practice Cutwork Studio in Paris, tells us about ‘Window Birds’, an urban birdwatching guide produced during lockdown.

6 minutes

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Chapter 2

9 minutes


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Chapter 2

Bird-Safe Buildings Act

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The bill will mandate public buildings to be designed or altered in a bird-friendly manner to help reduce avian fatalities. Christine Sheppard, director of the glass collisions programme at the American Bird Conservancy tells us about it.

9 minutes

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Chapter 3

4 minutes


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Chapter 3

London: Dog Drinking Network

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London’s dog lovers have united to create the Dog Drinking Network – an informal network of clean drinking-water bowls left outside homes to help our four-legged friends.

4 minutes

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Chapter 4

5 minutes

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Chapter 4

Backyard visitors

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Monocle’s Andrew Mueller has made friends with the urban wildlife that often comes to visit his back garden.

5 minutes

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