The Urbanist

Subtle specialities

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24 June 2021

Episode 506

30 minutes


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We dig below the surface to explore some lesser-known city specialities.

24 June 2021

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Rain Gothenburg

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Jens Thoms Ivarsson, creative director of Rain Gothenburg, joins Andrew Tuck to learn more about how Sweden’s second city is learning to embrace the rain.

10 minutes

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Chapter 2

4 minutes


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Chapter 2

Taiwan’s tiles

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Clarissa Wei explores Taiwan’s lesser-known tradition of hand-painted tiles.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Vienna’s dance with death

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Alexei Korolyov investigates how the Viennese find the funny side of the other side.

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Helsinki’s dog parks

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Petri Burtsoff goes for a walk in a few of Helsinki’s plentiful parks for pooches.

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