The Urbanist

Making places

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27 January 2022

Episode 537

30 minutes

We explore the world of place-making, enjoy some street sounds in Uruguay and visit a transformed corner of London.

27 January 2022

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

‘How Spaces Become Places’

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John F Forester joins us to discuss his recent book, which tells the stories of the participatory planners driving change in their cities.

10 minutes

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Chapter 2

8 minutes


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Chapter 2

Jazz takes to the streets

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Lucinda Elliott reports from the streets of the Uruguayan city of Mercedes, where a jazz festival is bringing music to its citizens’ front doors.

8 minutes

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Chapter 3

10 minutes


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Chapter 3

The rebirth of Borough Yards

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Marcus Meijer of investment firm Mark joins Monocle’s Josh Fenhert to explore the Borough Yards redevelopment in a quiet corner of the UK capital’s famous food market.

10 minutes

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