Latest podcasts on Urbanism

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20 Sep 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Work & the city: 

We continue to unpack our new book, ‘The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities’. This week we turn our focus to chapter 7, looking at the places where we work.

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6 Sep 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Building better cities: essays: 

All this month we’re dedicating the show to chapters from our new book: ‘The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities’. We start off with a series of essays that look at some of the challenges our urban areas face and how cities would be nothing without the people who inhabit them.

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30 Aug 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Rediscovering London: 

There is something magical about finding an old photo of a familiar place and seeing how much it has changed. It is a powerful reminder of the life that unfolded on the streets long before you arrived.

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23 Aug 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Urban thoughts: 

We tour a new exhibition shining a light on Jerusalem, meet the architecture duo building libraries to bring the community together and ask: if everyone else was giving up their data, would you do it too?

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9 Aug 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Privacy: 

Our thoughts on what should be private or off-limits are changing in every aspect of our lives, including the way we inhabit cities.

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26 Jul 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Crime and the city: 

We focus on our home city, London, because recent statistics back up what many Londoners have been feeling for months: that we are living through a spike in crime. Andrew Tuck is joined by Anna Mansfield, Rory Geoghegan, Livvy Haydock and Richard Sennett to discuss if there is an urban solution.

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19 Jul 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Beirut Design Week 2018: 

Beirut’s Design Week wants to encourage designers and planners to engage more in solving the city’s many urban issues. So can some tactical urbanism improve quality of life in the Lebanese capital?

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12 Jul 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Time to cool it: 

We take a step back, look at the life unfolding around us and ask: have our cities become a little too orderly?

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5 Jul 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Cities on the rise: 

This week we’re in the Irish port city of Cork for the Academy of Urbanism’s annual congress. The focus of this year’s edition is as much about unlocking the potential of so-called second cities as it is about tackling the challenges posed by the bigger ones.

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28 Jun 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Zürich special: 

A special edition of the show as we broadcast from our new bureau in the city. Reports include a closer look at the lake, Zürich’s relationship with noise and why you should venture to the northern reaches of the city.

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21 Jun 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Resite 2018: 

We report from the Resite conference in Prague and explore the theme: ‘accommodate’. From businesses, to homes and people: how should cities be planned to ensure there is enough space for everyone? Featuring Jeanne Gang, Sou Fujimoto, Elizabeth Streb and Dara Huang.

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14 Jun 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - Football and urbanism: 

From floating pitches to the importance of stadiums to their cities, as fans around the world prepare for kick-off in Russia, we take a broader look at the role that football can play in bringing people together.

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20 Aug 2018
3 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 120: Hyde Park’s Mastaba: 

Monocle editor Andrew Tuck takes us on a stroll through London’s Hyde Park to visit a structure floating in the Serpentine: the Mastaba.

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6 Aug 2018
5 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 118: Domino Park: 

Monocle’s Ed Stocker takes us to the Williamsburg waterfront in New York, where a new space has just opened to the public.

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23 Jul 2018
6 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 116: The Westway: 

We turn our attention to the stretch of elevated motorway that was built as part of an abandoned scheme to turn London into a motor city.

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16 Jul 2018
3 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 115: London’s pedway: 

This week our editor Andrew Tuck goes cycling in London to bring us an elevated experience.

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9 Jul 2018
6 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 114: Il Quadrilatero: 

This week we’re in the Adriatic port city of Trieste, where Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov has been to visit a brutalist council home with a troubled history.

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2 Jul 2018
6 min

The Urbanist - Tall Stories 113: Ridley Road Market: 

As the gentrification of London accelerates, is it possible to achieve a symbiotic relationship between locals and newcomers? This week we delve deep into one of Hackney’s oldest markets to find out how much has changed.

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