Latest podcasts on Urbanism

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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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27 Sep 2018
30 min

The Urbanist - On the move: 

It’s the last instalment of our series unpacking ‘The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities’. This week we turn our focus to mobility.

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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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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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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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