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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.

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Diary of a year in lockdown

Monocle’s editor in chief Andrew Tuck opens up his diary charting the past 12 months, as the UK marks a year since it first entered into lockdown.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

31mins

18 Mar 2021

Rank #1

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The quest for perfection

We explore some of the different approaches that cities have taken in the quest for perfection.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29mins

11 Mar 2021

Rank #2

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‘Grands projets’

We look at ‘grands projets’ in cities around the world, from turning the Champs-Élysées into a giant urban garden to a reimagining of the Los Angeles river and a new community in Canada.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33mins

25 Feb 2021

Rank #3

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Hopes for 2021

We ask a collection of city-makers, thinkers and doers to describe their hopes for urban life this year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33mins

18 Feb 2021

Rank #4

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Tall Stories 244: Olympic Plaza, Calgary

Daniel Bach reflects on how hosting the Olympic Games can leave a legacy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

6mins

15 Feb 2021

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ULI Europe Conference

This week we report on the Urban Land Institute’s 2021 Europe Conference. In line with the current climate, this was a virtual affair but, as always, it was an event packed with great guests sharing their ideas on how to make our cities better.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

30mins

11 Feb 2021

Rank #6

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Tall Stories 243: Dragon gates, Hong Kong

We look into a strange feature that characterises many of Hong Kong’s tall buildings.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4mins

8 Feb 2021

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Vaccine logistics

We explore the rollout of mass vaccinations and how cities are playing their part in the solution.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29mins

4 Feb 2021

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Tall Stories 242: Funkhaus, Vienna

We visit an iconic broadcasting building to see how its role is changing but its culture and traditions remain.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

7mins

1 Feb 2021

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Telling the story of New York

We look at the role New York City plays in some of our favourite films, television shows and songs.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

30mins

28 Jan 2021

Rank #10

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Monte Testaccio, Rome

We look to an ancient Roman waste-management technique that has permanently shaped the city’s topography.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4mins

25 Jan 2021

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The poetry of the city

We speak to a selection of writers to discuss how poetry can help us understand themes that affect urban dwellers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35mins

7 Jan 2021

Rank #12

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Best of ‘Tall Stories’ 2020

Monocle editor Andrew Tuck takes us on a tour of his favourite Tall Stories of the year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

30mins

31 Dec 2020

Rank #13

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Best of 2020

Monocle editor Andrew Tuck picks some of his favourite interviews and reports of the year on ‘The Urbanist’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

28mins

24 Dec 2020

Rank #14