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3 November 2022

Episode 577

30 minutes


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Cities are better when shared. We look into The Phoenix, a new sustainable neighbourhood planned for the south of England; talk about co-operative housing in Zürich; and stop by a new co-living complex in Leuven.

3 November 2022

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Chapter 1

14 minutes


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Chapter 1

The Phoenix

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We meet Jonathan Smales, a former managing director of Greenpeace UK turned property developer, to hear about his plans to create Europe’s most sustainable neighbourhood.

14 minutes

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The Phoenix

Chapter 2

6 minutes


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Chapter 2

Zürich’s co-operative housing

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Desirée Bandli explains the history of co-operative housing in Zürich and how citizens feel about it today.

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Chapter 3

7 minutes


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Chapter 3

Co-housing De Sijs

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Pieter Thibaut talks about his firm’s recent co-housing project in Leuven, which combines form and function to deliver an attractive communal living complex.

7 minutes

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