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Urban neighbours and mid-sized cities

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20 July 2023

Episode 614

32 minutes


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We find out what major urban centres can learn from their smaller siblings. Plus, why two neighbouring cities have never merged despite their close proximity.

20 July 2023

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Chapter 1

11 minutes

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Chapter 1

Housing solutions in Edmonton

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Sheena Rossiter explores some of the innovative solutions to the housing crisis that Edmonton could teach Canada’s larger cities.

11 minutes

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Chapter 2

8 minutes


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Chapter 2

Haarlem’s sister city ambitions

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Ryan Mulligan explains how Amsterdam’s neighbouring city of Haarlem is using its personality to turn a commuter town into a sister city.

8 minutes

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Chapter 3

11 minutes


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Chapter 3

The twin cities – to merge or not to merge

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Kevin Duchschere from the ‘Minneapolis Star Tribune’ explains the history of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St Paul’s, and the reasons why they have never merged.

11 minutes

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