The Urbanist

‘Grands projets’

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25 February 2021

Episode 489

30 minutes


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We look at ‘grands projets’ in cities around the world, from turning the Champs-Élysées into a giant urban garden to a reimagining of the Los Angeles river and a new community in Canada.

25 February 2021

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Chapter 1

Champs-Élysées

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We look at the project to re-enchant France’s most famous avenue.

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Chapter 2

6 minutes


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Chapter 2

The LA river

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We investigate how a largely concrete waterway in Los Angeles could be set to become a natural wonder.

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Chapter 3

10 minutes


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Chapter 3

Zibi

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We explore a province-straddling project on Canada’s Québec-Ontario border.

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