Latest podcasts on Urbanism

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15 Aug 2022
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 320: Klybeck, Basel: 

Maja Renfer visits the banks of the Rhine in Basel to explore a once-bustling industrial area that has been claimed by both the public and developers alike.

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8 Aug 2022
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 319: Northern Ireland’s murals: 

Henry Rees-Sheridan looks at how Northern Ireland is seeking to move beyond its history of sectarian conflict by confronting the related murals that dot the city.

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1 Aug 2022
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 318: The Palmeral of Elche: 

Julia Webster Ayuso takes a stroll through the centuries-old palm grove woven into the history of the Spanish city of Elche.

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18 Jul 2022
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 316: Helsinki Cathedral: 

Petri Burtsoff tells us the story of one of the most iconic features of the Helsinki skyline.

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11 Jul 2022
4 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 315: A south-facing garden: 

Andrew Tuck ponders the light and shade of the modern metropolis.

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4 Jul 2022
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 314: Varanasi's ghats: 

Geetanjali Krishna takes us to the narrow lanes leading to the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi to investigate how best they can hold on to their heritage.

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20 Jun 2022
8 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 312: Ørestad, Copenhagen : 

Christian Green visits a new town development in Copenhagen that is struggling to develop a personality of its own and a sense of place for its residents.

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6 Jun 2022
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 310: Xochimilco’s Chinampas, Mexico City: 

Mary Holland paddles between Xochimilco’s Chinampas to explore this centuries old agricultural technique that is helping to feed the city.

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30 May 2022
4 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 309: Shakespeare and Company, Paris: 

Sally Howard heads to Paris to visit an iconic bookshop where, for decades, aspiring writers have been able to find both inspiration and accommodation among its shelves.

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23 May 2022
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 308: Returning to Kyiv: 

Monocle’s Olga Tokariuk returns to Kyiv to assess the current state of day-to-day life after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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16 May 2022
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 307: La Carbonería, Barcelona: 

David Stevens heads to the Catalan capital of Barcelona to visit a historic building that offers a fresh perspective on one of its long-hidden façades.

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9 May 2022
4 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 306: Fort Jesus, Mombasa: 

Samson Mbogo visits Kenya’s Fort Jesus, a Unesco heritage site that is both a major tourist attraction and a symbol of a much darker history.

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2 May 2022
4 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 305: Sesc Pompéia, São Paulo: 

Monocle’s Ivan Carvalho looks at a remarkable piece of architecture designed by Lina Bo Bardi, whose efforts to preserve an oil-drum factory in the middle of Brazil’s biggest city resulted in a refined design that meets the needs of the community.

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25 Apr 2022
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 304: The Red Fort, New Delhi: 

Geetanjali Krishna looks at the Red Fort in Delhi – and the claim to its ownership by a woman purporting to be the oldest surviving descendant of India’s last Mughal emperor.

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18 Apr 2022
10 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 303: Jerusalem International YMCA: 

Emily Wither visits one of the world’s most stunning YMCA buildings to explore how the space has helped to bring together a divided city.

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11 Apr 2022
4 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 302: French Communist Party headquarters, Paris: 

Hester Underhill visits a strange subterranean building in the French capital designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

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4 Apr 2022
6 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 301: Bonus Facciate, Milan: 

Ed Stocker examines Milan’s recent obsession with building renovations and the tax incentives behind it.

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21 Mar 2022
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 299: South Park Street Cemetery, Kolkata: 

Sally Howard takes us on a tour of a historic cemetery in Kolkata, capital of West Bengal.

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