Latest podcasts on Urbanism

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10 Sep 2020
30 min

The Urbanist - Beirut: after the blast: 

Just over a month after the explosion that shook the Lebanese capital, we assess the damage, reflect on the causes and muse on the future for this bruised and battered city.

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3 Sep 2020
30 min

The Urbanist - Cultural capital: 

We explore a recent documentary on regeneration through the arts and see how the 2020 European capital of culture is fighting back against a tumultuous year. Plus: a look at the growing trend of mass timber construction.

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27 Aug 2020
30 min

The Urbanist - Best-laid plans: 

We look at the world of urban planning to see how the future is shaping up for the industry.

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20 Aug 2020
30 min

The Urbanist - Sound and the city: 

Does your city have a sound? This week we explore sound and the city, including how it changed during the past few months as the world went into lockdown.

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13 Aug 2020
30 min

The Urbanist - Climate transition: 

We look at ways in which our cities can lead the charge in transitioning to a better future for our natural world.

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6 Aug 2020
30 min

The Urbanist - Big Interview: Douglas Cardinal: 

Andrew Tuck sits down with Douglas Cardinal, one of Canada’s most respected architects and still an inspiring voice at the age of 86.

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30 Jul 2020
30 min

The Urbanist - Back on the road: 

We forecast how our city streets are set to change and learn a few lessons about the future of urban transport.

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23 Jul 2020
30 min

The Urbanist - Post-pandemic recovery: 

As governments start to think about post-pandemic recovery plans, we take a look at our cities and what is being done to mitigate the effect of a world brought to a standstill.

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16 Jul 2020
30 min

The Urbanist - Urban wildlife: 

We are not the only inhabitants of our cities – so this week we decided to talk about some of the urban wildlife living in the places we call home.

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21 Sep 2020
4 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 225: Teufelsberg, Berlin: 

Monocle’s Kimberly Bradley visits a Cold War-era spy base to investigate the secrets buried beneath.

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14 Sep 2020
7 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 223: The Kowloon Ventilation Building, Hong Kong: 

We look to one of the more mundane structures in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District that still manages to catch the eye from across the water.

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7 Sep 2020
4 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 223: Korcula, Croatia: 

We climb the stairs to a small Croatian town where canny street design harnesses the best – and quells the worst – that the coastal winds have to offer.

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24 Aug 2020
6 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 221: Dawson’s Heights, London: 

We head to South London to visit an impressive housing estate where there’s a growing sense of community.

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17 Aug 2020
3 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 220: Zürich’s badis: 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco takes the plunge into one of Zürich’s lakeside public baths.

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3 Aug 2020
8 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 218: A Dickensian pub crawl: 

As hospitality reopens in the UK just in time for the last of the summer sun, Monocle’s Christy Evans takes us on a journey through London with a tour of Charles Dickens’ pubs.

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27 Jul 2020
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 217: The Orelhão: 

We seek shelter from the Brazilian sun in the shade of a quirky telephone box, the design of which has made its way across South America since its introduction in the 1970s.

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20 Jul 2020
6 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 216: Australia 108, Melbourne: 

We visit the highest rooftop in Australia, to learn about a skyscraper providing a refreshing change from the usual cookie-cutter projects that dot the country’s east coast.

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13 Jul 2020
4 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 215: La Borda, Barcelona: 

We head to Barcelona to ponder whether apartment blocks can forge communal bonds and help their tenants get closer to nature.

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