The Urbanist

Global snapshots and city stories

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5 May 2022

Episode 551

30 minutes


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We flick through a few city snapshots and discuss some stories that we have been following from around the globe.

5 May 2022

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Chapter 1

7 minutes


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Chapter 1

The island of San Giacomo

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We meet Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Venice to discuss her vision of using the arts to breathe new life into the island of San Giacomo in Paludo.

7 minutes

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Chapter 2

5 minutes


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Chapter 2

Vienna’s Soviet war memorial

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Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov tells us how Vienna is dealing with a piece of controversial heritage in the wake of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

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Chapter 3

6 minutes


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Barcelona’s Sant Jordi festival

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We head to Barcelona to explore a festival that combines World Book Day and St Valentine’s Day.

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Chapter 4

7 minutes


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Chapter 4

The history of the postcode

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Do you know how to decipher your postcode? We visit the new exhibition at London’s Postal Museum, “Sorting Britain: The Power of Postcodes”.

7 minutes

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