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These portable kiosks, better known as ‘barracas’, are set up and taken down daily on the golden sands of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches. They are part of the city’s laid-back lifestyle and heavily ingrained in its culture.
Food can be a big part of a city’s identity. But as cities adapt to technology and changing demographics, is the food tradition changing too? We head to Paris, Cairo and Hong Kong to have a look at what’s on the menu.
For this week’s edition of Tall Stories, we look to our feathered friends in the city. It’s all about the places they call home.
Topography versus urbanism: how a young Spanish mayor has reconnected the city, a look at Rio de Janeiro's cable car system and a preview tour of Seoul's new sky garden.
For this week’s edition of Tall Stories, we take you to the Basque Country. But instead of focusing on a building, we look at something that is present in most structures: national typography. Monocle’s Chiara Rimella tells…
We hear how Helsinki is keeping its coastline clean, ask if a high-rise could help solve Melbourne’s air and water quality problem and report from Macedonia, which has two of the top-three most-polluted cities in Europe.
As London drifts into suburbia, the capital’s architecture is shifting. Just look at the humble garden gate. Andrew Tuck tells us how a simple click can trigger memories of days gone by.
From gentrification to unaffordability, how do you fix a city in crisis? We speak to Richard Florida about his book ‘The New Urban Crisis’. We’re also in Paris to look at the mayor’s plans for an abandoned railway.
Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco strolls around London’s Soho and visits his favourite shops, restaurants and streets in the neighbourhood he calls home.
Are certain cities synonymous with certain crimes? We speak with urban activists from three different regions about dealing with violence and ask if design can change the way the public perceives the police.
We head to Egypt to hear the story of the Cairo Tower, the tallest structure in North Africa. Designed by Egyptian architect Naoum Shebib, it is one of the city’s most well-known modern monuments.
We speak to Shawn Micallef about his new book ‘Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness’, hear about Melbourne’s missing rail link and ask if Paris will be able to connect the city to its suburbs.
We take an evening stroll around Bologna and enjoy some of the city’s beautiful outdoor public spaces, from the central square, the Piazza Maggiore, to walkways sheltered by medieval porticoes.
This week we talk to Sarah Williams Goldhagen on the way our built environment shapes us, hear about Toronto’s missing middle and New York’s latest addition: a floating food forest.
We wax lyrical about one of Brussels most spectacular art-nouveau structures: the Old England department store, which is now home to the Musical Instruments Museum.