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.

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


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.


 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.


 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.


 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.


 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?


 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.


 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.


 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.


 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.


 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.


 2012-12-27  48m