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

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 27m. Bisher sind 871 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 4 Tage.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 15 days 5 hours 56 minutes

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The boring rich


Rich is boring: we look at Zürich, Vancouver, London, Milan and New York to ask why rich cities or neighbourhoods can seem like the ones with the least going on.


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 2013-02-28  49m
 
 

Debunking urban myths


City myths: what happens when what we think of cities turns out to be untrue? From superstitions to bogus branding, we visit London, Jerusalem, Milan, Zürich and Toronto.


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 2013-02-21  51m
 
 

Mapping cities


Maps: we hear about the man who made New York a grid, find out why some Swiss prefer a relief and learn about Beirut through one of its first maps.


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 2013-02-14  52m
 
 

The controversy over gentrification


Gentrification: we speak to critics and champions, and visit Warsaw, Budapest, San Francisco, Madrid and Tel Aviv to ask about the role of people, architecture and history in the ever-controversial process.


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 2013-02-07  49m
 
 

The evolution of concrete


Concrete: invented in the Roman era but seemingly modern, we talk about concrete with architects, urbanists, psychologists and academics. Does it drive us mad? How does it differ in Japan, Italy or Switzerland? And what are the prospects for a renaissance?


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 2013-01-31  51m
 
 

Hometown bound


Hometowns: heading back to hometowns can remind us how they work, or don’t, and what the future holds for a collection of buildings that were once very familiar. We check out Bemidji, Winnipeg, LA and San Diego.


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 2013-01-24  51m
 
 

Unveiling the views


Views: a commute into Glasgow, we walk the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto and why Warsaw is trying to hide one of its most iconic buildings.


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 2013-01-17  52m
 
 

Inspiring the future


London: Andrew Tuck sits down with City of London planner Peter Rees and landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, to discuss how the past inspires the future of design in London.


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 2013-01-10  52m
 
 

2012 highlights


Best of 2012: Building cities from scratch to squatted-in skyscrapers, street-sweepers and a series of our favourite Tall Stories, it’s the best the city had to offer in 2012.


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 2013-01-03  53m
 
 

Winter's breath of life


Winter: how even today, Christmas is breathing new life into Bethlehem, why we need skating rinks in cities and we speak to city lighting expert Mark Major.


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 2012-12-27  48m