The Urbanist

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4 November 2021

Episode 525

30 minutes

We look at some city projects, from Japan to Canada and the UK, that are offering a fresh perspective on their urban environments.

4 November 2021

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Chapter 1

10 minutes


Photo: Toyota Motor Corporation

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Chapter 1

Woven City

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James Kuffner, CEO of Woven Planet Holdings, joins us to discuss Toyota’s plans to create a living laboratory of smart mobility solutions in the form of a purpose-built city in the shadow of Mount Fuji.

10 minutes

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Chapter 2

9 minutes


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Chapter 2

Reinvigorating Regina

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Sheena Rossiter reports from Regina, Canada, where there are big plans for an old department store to become a new community hub.

9 minutes

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Chapter 3

7 minutes


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Chapter 3

Footways

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David Harrison, co-founder of Footways, joins us to discuss the new map, which gives walkers in the UK capital a guide to the city’s most pedestrian-friendly streets.

7 minutes

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