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17 August 2023

Episode 618

30 minutes

We cast our eyes across to the US to review some recent urbanism stories that have caught our attention.

17 August 2023

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Chapter 1

13 minutes


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Chapter 1

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Steve Hill of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority joins Monocle’s Tom Edwards to find out how a city so dependant on tourism has fared over the past few years and to discuss its future plans.

13 minutes

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Chapter 2

7 minutes


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Chapter 2

Tom Lee Park, Memphis

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Carol Coletta from the Memphis River Parks Partnership speaks to Monocle’s Carlota Rebelo about a new park project that is revitalising the riverbank of the mighty Mississippi.

7 minutes

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Tom Lee Park, Memphis

Chapter 3

2 minutes


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Chapter 3

Nashville’s timber towers

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Nic Monisse brings us news of another area of the US that has improved its green credentials by approving the construction of timber high-rises.

2 minutes

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Nashville’s timber towers

Chapter 4

6 minutes


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Chapter 4

Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC

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Marcel Acosta, the head of Washington DC's National Capital Planning Commission sits down with Monocle’s Chris Cermak to discuss the potential overhaul of the city’s famous Pennsylvania Avenue.

6 minutes

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Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC

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