The Urbanist

Cultural capital

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3 September 2020

Episode 464

30 minutes


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We explore a recent documentary on regeneration through the arts and see how the 2020 European capital of culture is fighting back against a tumultuous year. Plus: a look at the growing trend of mass timber construction.

3 September 2020

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Chapter 1

10 minutes


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Chapter 1

Empowering culture in our cities

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We look at a newly released documentary that aims to flip the gentrification narrative on its head.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Rijeka 2020

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Monocle’s Guy De Launey reports from Rijeka, the 2020 European capital of culture that has defied a challenging year and risen from the rubble.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Mass timber construction

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Monocle’s Nic Monisse assesses the growing trend of mass timber construction with the architect and mass timber specialist Matthias Olt.

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