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The World Ahead

It's time to take stock and tune in to a special series that seeks answers to some of the toughest questions confronting the world. Whether it's changing demographics and ageing populations, to the trials posed by climate change or mass migration, hear bright analysis and fresh insight from an expert global panel. Listen to Monocle's editors and special guests discuss everything from urbanisation and education, to commerce and technology. The World Ahead is brought to you with Allianz.

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Power of simple:

Keeping things simple could be the answer to the planet’s greatest challenges. We discuss the joys of making, the philosophy of simple living and the importance of doing things properly.

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46 Apr 2016
26 min

Power of simple: 

Keeping things simple could be the answer to the planet’s greatest challenges. We discuss the joys of making, the philosophy of simple living and the importance of doing things properly.

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39 Mar 2016
30 min

Megacities: 

So often these giant conurbations and the challenges they pose to inhabitants, city-planners, businesses, politicians and more, are discussed in pejorative terms. On ‘The World Ahead’ we’re interested in hearing from people whose insights and experience show that bold decisions can make a positive difference – and on a huge scale. We discuss what cities are doing to affect positive change, the expansion of our urban environment and the role that both public and private resources should play in meeting challenges.

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210 Feb 2016
30 min

Super seniors: 

In the latest instalment of our special documentary series, which seeks to answer some of the toughest questions that are confronting the world today, we focus on the issue of ageing populations.

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123 Dec 2015
30 min

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It's time to take stock and tune in to a special series that seeks answers to some of the toughest questions confronting the world. Whether it's changing demographics and ageing populations, to the trials posed by climate change or mass migration, hear bright analysis and fresh insight from an expert global panel. Listen to Monocle's editors and special guests discuss everything from urbanisation and education, to commerce and technology. The World Ahead is brought to you with Allianz.

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