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The Urbanist

With an influential audience of city mayors, urban planners and architects, this is Monocle’s guide to making better cities, be it new technology, state-of-the-art subways or compact apartments. Nominee in the Smartest Podcast category of the 2019 British Podcast awards.

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Mobility innovation:

We get moving again with an episode all about innovation in the wide world of mobility.

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18 Jan 2021
4 min

Tall Stories 240: Ciudad Real International Airport: 

We touch down at a white elephant of an airport built in Spain at the height of the financial crisis.

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48514 Jan 2021
30 min

Mobility innovation: 

We get moving again with an episode all about innovation in the wide world of mobility.

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11 Jan 2021
6 min

Tall Stories 239: Sokol Village, Moscow: 

We visit a revolutionary Soviet suburb that's now run down and under threat of demolition.

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4847 Jan 2021
30 min

The poetry of the city: 

We speak to a selection of writers to discuss how poetry can help us understand themes that affect urban dwellers.

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4 Jan 2021
9 min

Tall Stories 238: Mokuzai Kaikan, Tokyo: 

We visit the headquarters of the Tokyo timber wholesalers’ association, a building that “walks the walk” with its impressive wooden construction.

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48331 Dec 2020
30 min

Best of ‘Tall Stories’ 2020: 

Monocle editor Andrew Tuck takes us on a tour of his favourite Tall Stories of the year.

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48224 Dec 2020
30 min

Best of 2020: 

Monocle editor Andrew Tuck picks some of his favourite interviews and reports of the year on ‘The Urbanist’.

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48117 Dec 2020
30 min

Health and the city in 2020: 

Andrew Tuck is joined by Carolyn Steel, author of ‘Sitopia’, and urban epidemiologist Tolullah Oni, who unpack the lessons for our cities from 2020. Plus: Jan Gehl brings us some inspiration and hope for what’s ahead.

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14 Dec 2020
4 min

Tall Stories 237: Home: 

Andrew Tuck shares his thoughts on one place we’ve all come to know a little better this year.

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48010 Dec 2020
30 min

The Book Club: Part Two: 

We look at the history of our cities and how they’ve evolved with Ben Wilson’s new book ‘Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind’s Greatest Invention’. Plus: a must-read list of other titles.

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7 Dec 2020
4 min

Tall Stories 236: Umlauftank 2, Berlin: 

We stop by the ‘Pink Pipe’, a strange piece of Berlin architecture originally built for naval research.

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4793 Dec 2020
30 min

The Book Club: Part One: 

Read anything good lately? This week we delve into two new books about our cities, as we bring you part one of our humble urbanism book club. Featuring Deirdre Mask and Peter Bishop.

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30 Nov 2020
5 min

Tall Stories 235: The American suburb: 

Monocle’s Henry Rees Sheridan explores how we define the American suburb, with Jed Kolko, chief economist at Indeed.

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47826 Nov 2020
30 min

The fate of the CBD: 

We explore ways to evolve our city centres and ensure their survival in a post-pandemic world.

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23 Nov 2020
6 min

Tall Stories 234: Finlandia Hall, Helsinki: 

We brave the cold to visit an Alvar Aalto-designed building in the heart of Helsinki that has hosted its fair share of events, both historic and cultural.

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