Latest podcasts on Urbanism

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17 Jan 2019
30 min

The Urbanist - Spring cleaning: 

How to keep New York’s subway clean, why Calgary is using beetroot brine to clear the streets of snow and the importance of going green. And a city icon: Rio de Janeiro’s street-sweepers.

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10 Jan 2019
30 min

The Urbanist - Back on track: 

We head to San Francisco to hear how a city can be built on such steep topography, examine Vienna’s plans to reduce property speculation and get an architectural tour of former Yugoslav cities.

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20 Dec 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - The key themes of 2018: 

On this week’s special edition, Monocle editor Andrew Tuck is joined by Kat Hanna and Christian Wolmar to look back at some of the main themes in urbanism, city-planning and architecture from the year gone by.

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13 Dec 2018
27 min

The Urbanist - Traffic: 

City-dwellers cannot avoid traffic jams, roundabouts and pedestrian crossings as cars continue to dominate our urban areas. Join us as we unpack traffic and how driving affects us.

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6 Dec 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Athens special: 

To coincide with the release of our new Athens travel guide, Monocle’s Venetia Rainey takes the temperature of the city she calls home.

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29 Nov 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - LA CoMotion part 2: 

Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck and America’s editor at large Ed Stocker wrap up their report from this year’s urban-mobility conference LA CoMotion.

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22 Nov 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - LA CoMotion part 1: 

Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck and Americas editor at large Ed Stocker team up in Los Angeles to report from this year’s urban-mobility conference LA CoMotion.

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1 Nov 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Special live edition: 

Monocle editor Andrew Tuck is joined by Henry Squire, Alice Cabaret, Sam Potter and Kat Hanna for a live edition of the programme, celebrating the launch of ‘The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities’.

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11 Oct 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Cities on screen: 

From sci-fi to rom-coms and beyond, we cast our gaze to the silver screen to get some notes on how to build our cities right, plus a bit of set-jetting too.

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7 Jan 2019
4 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 138: Premier House: 

This week we head to Wellington where, nestled into the side of a hill and on a quiet suburban street, you can find Premier House – the official residence of the country’s prime minister.

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17 Dec 2018
6 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 137: The 1984 Sarajevo Games: 

With civil war destroying much of what was built for the Games, this city’s Olympic legacy is a particularly poignant one. We reflect on the design achievements that were lost – and celebrate those that survived.

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10 Dec 2018
6 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 136: the Supreme Court of British Columbia complex: 

We’re in Vancouver to assess how one of its central institutional buildings – which is also one of the country’s architectural gems – might offer lessons to city-builders across Canada today.

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26 Nov 2018
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 134: Northland Mall: 

What can the mastermind of the much-maligned mall teach us about cherishing our high streets? Plenty, says Monocle's Josh Fehnert.

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19 Nov 2018
9 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 133: Red Vienna: 

Sandwiched between the grassroots Vienna settlement movement and the ascent of fascism in 1934, Red Vienna is a unique example of social housing.

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29 Oct 2018
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 130: Old Elbe tunnel: 

We head to the port city of Hamburg to explore a centenary structure that connects the centre to the southern shore of the Elbe.

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22 Oct 2018
11 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 129: Royal Tyrrell Museum: 

We’re in the small town of Drumheller in central Alberta to hear the story of a building that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

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15 Oct 2018
6 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 128: Y-Block: 

We’re in Oslo to hear the story of a former government building left in limbo since the 2011 terrorist attacks. But many argue in favour of its architectural value, mainly due to the large mural on its façade designed by Pablo Picasso.

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1 Oct 2018
7 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 126: Millennium Dome: 

This bold urban project was designed to usher the UK into the third millennium but it didn't quite go according to plan.

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