Monocle 24: The Urbanist

With an influential audience of city mayors, urban planners and architects, this is Monocle’s guide to making better cities, be it new technology, state-of-the-art subways or compact apartments.

https://monocle.com/radio/shows/the-urbanist

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Tall Stories 5: Oslo Rådhus


We head to one of Oslo’s most famous buildings: Rådhus, or city hall. Designed by Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson, it is the proud venue of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and was named the city’s structure of the century back in 2005. ‘Tall Stories’ is a weekly feature brought to you by the team behind ‘The Urbanist’.


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 2016-05-09  5m
 
 

Changing dynamics


Can old manufacturing towns hold the key to innovation? A new book called ‘The Smartest Places on Earth’ believes that rust-belt cities are now brain-belt ones. Plus: can you guess which city is set to be the first in the world to have its own bike mayor?


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 2016-05-05  30m
 
 

Tall Stories 4: Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial


This week we head to Honolulu to visit one of the grandest and most peculiar buildings in the city. Not only does it commemorate the service personnel who died in the First World War but it’s also an open-air sea-water swimming pool. ‘Tall Stories’ is a weekly feature brought to you by the team behind ‘The Urbanist’.


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 2016-05-02  8m
 
 

Density


How do you tackle overcrowding without expanding a city’s footprint? We explore a new study by Hassell and chat with Joel Kotkin, who’s challenging the conventional “pack-and-stack” and high-rise strategies. Plus: 60 years of designing Hong Kong.


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 2016-04-28  30m
 
 

Tall Stories 3: Cooperative Building


This week we head to what was once Belgrade’s grandest edifice: the Cooperative Building. Established as the HQ for a joint-stock company, it became the seat of several institutions over the years and today houses the Belgrade Waterfront project. Our guide is Milutin Folic, Belgrade’s city architect. ‘Tall Stories’ is a weekly feature brought to you by the team behind ‘The Urbanist’.


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 2016-04-26  5m
 
 

National identity


What is it that makes us feel like we belong somewhere? From Estonia and France to Canada and Italy, it’s all about the sense of a nation as a whole – and often, what makes them proud too.


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 2016-04-21  30m
 
 

Tall Stories 2: Queen Square


The starting point for this week’s ‘Tall Stories’ is a tiny square of metal screwed on to concrete in London’s Queen Square. It’s all about memory and healing, an explosion echoing across 101 years. ‘Tall Stories’ is a weekly feature brought to you by the team behind ‘The Urbanist’.


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 2016-04-18  6m
 
 

Urban experiences


This week is all about how we experience our cities. We discover the joys of urban tree-climbing, hop over to sunny Portugal with our Lisbon Passport and hear the sounds of the Amazon in Times Square.


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 2016-04-14  30m
 
 

Tall Stories 1: The Casson Pavilion


In the debut episode of ‘Tall Stories’, Monocle’s editor Andrew Tuck takes us on an urban journey through a house that was never intended for people to live in: London’s Casson Pavilion. ‘Tall Stories’ is a weekly feature brought to you by the team behind ‘The Urbanist’.


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 2016-04-11  5m
 
 

Going forward


We hone in on a debate underway in Montréal and ask if all heritage has to be beautiful. We also discover a company that’s connecting people in Porto through a mesh network and hear an audio essay on city cycling by our editor Andrew Tuck.


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 2016-04-07  30m