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Monocle’s Nina Milhaud visits a newly constructed museum space in Hong Kong that aspires to express Asia’s rich visual culture.
We examine how the Olympic Games can change our cities for the better and discuss the potential that the event can unleash in urban areas. Monocle’s editor in chief, Andrew Tuck, talks to Christophe Dubi, executive director…
Monocle’s Guy De Launey braves the heights of Europe’s tallest chimney to show us one way to grapple with such an enormous structure after it loses its original purpose.
For many cities, the Olympic Games are an opportunity to show to the world why they are great metropolises and a tool for reinventing themselves. In episode one of our two-part series, we look at the upcoming Games, Tokyo…
We explore a story of rebirth and repurpose on the Italian Riviera.
This week we look at controversial built environments, often the legacy of dictatorships and fascism, and how cities around the world have dealt with their pasts.
We visit the new home for the national film archive of Uruguay.
We might not think about it very often but high-quality urban lighting is a determining factor in how we experience our cities. In this episode we look at the history of light in urban environments, how they can make places…
We stop by a linear park constructed along a stretch of unused tram lines, conceived by the Torino Stratosferica collective.
We rewrite that most recent of urbanist battle cries and look at how to build back equally.
Christopher Cermak charts his journey from model UN to reporting on the real thing and explains what the organisation’s New York HQ means to the city.
With a new administration in residence at the White House and cities beginning to recover from the pandemic, is there some hope on the horizon for transport in the United States?
Adib Dada explains a unique planting method that is turning a plot of land on the banks of the Beirut River into what’s now known as Beirut’s Riverless Forest.
Monocle’s editor in chief Andrew Tuck opens up his diary charting the past 12 months, as the UK marks a year since it first entered into lockdown.
We look at the night-time economy’s importance to a city, and the power of a good dance floor.