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Who holds the power in our cities?

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25 April 2024

Episode 654

29 minutes


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We look at democracy in urban areas and examine city planning and the impact of voter choice. How can decision making in cities become more open and inclusive? Plus: we go back to the beginning to discover how candidates secure a spot on the ballot paper.

25 April 2024

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Chapter 1

Six ways to democratise city planning

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Democracy Next has released a new paper which looks at how to generate greater community engagement in cities and ensure that the public’s voice is heard. Its CEO and founder, Claudia Chwalisz, joined Carlota Rebelo in the studio to explain.

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Belgrade: who controls the city?

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Voters in Serbia’s capital are heading to polls this June. The future of the city hangs in the balance with the government and opposition at odds on everything from heritage to transport. Monocle’s Guy de Launey reports.

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How do political parties choose their candidates?

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Next week, Londoners will head to the polls to choose their new mayor and a UK general election is almost guaranteed by the end of the year. Anand Menon of UK in a Changing Europe explains how candidates get their names on the ballot paper.

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