The Urbanist

‘Meanwhile City’ and Monocle’s Small Cities Index

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1 December 2022

Episode 581

30 minutes


Photo: Wien / Tim Dornaus

We discuss temporary urban interventions with Petra Marko, author of ‘Meanwhile City’, and visit one of the pop-up projects that it describes. We also look at Bozeman, Montana, to see how it found itself in Monocle’s Small Cities Index in the latest edition of ‘The Forecast’.

1 December 2022

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Chapter 1

9 minutes


Photo: Tony Hay

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Chapter 1

‘Meanwhile City’

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Sometimes, a temporary fix can be the perfect way to refocus and revitalise a built environment. Petra Marko’s new book ‘Meanwhile City’ celebrates these successes by offering examples of such projects around the world.

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‘Meanwhile City’

Chapter 2

5 minutes


Photo: LA21 Wien / Tim Dornaus

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Chapter 2

Vienna’s pop-up parklets

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One of the most exciting initiatives in the book is in Vienna, where pop-up parklets have been changing the streetscape. Alexei Korolyov, Monocle’s man in the city, investigates.

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Vienna’s pop-up parklets

Chapter 3

13 minutes


Photo: Leah Nash

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Chapter 3

Small Cities Index: Bozeman, USA

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We profile Bozeman, Montana, which is featured in Monocle’s annual Small Cities Index. Its mayor, Cindy Andrus, tells us about how the city’s proximity to the great outdoors enriches its urban life.

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Small Cities Index: Bozeman, USA

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