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July/August

Is this your perfect match? We name the best places to call home. From handsome to just a little bit gritty, a ranking of the world's Top 25 Cities in our Quality of Life Survey. Monocle Global Report

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Urban renewal

What makes a busy city tick along? Here we outline some simple improvements we’d like to see shaping our metropolises into more inclusive places to live, from winding roads to rotating benches.

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x08 Essays

From architects and chefs to writers and directors, our contributors consider what draws them to their favourite cities and what quality of life means to them.

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Sports Expo

Sport and socialising are best combined. Monocle tried out three activities that value a friendly chat - and the odd beer - as highly as working up a sweat.

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Take the lead

Every city needs a leader – a reliable ruler to rally troops and respond to demands – but when his or her duties include diving into murky sewers, catching venomous snakes or working through the night, it can be tricky to…

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Oceania briefing

North Queensland puts the "town" back in Townsville, Sydney signage and hurricane-resistant housing in Fiji.

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Asia briefing

Seoul's new performing-arts centre, sustainable architecture in Shanghai and Japan's efforts to fill empty houses.

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Americas briefing

Drinking to San Antonio's success, on the buses in Curitiba and New York's small solution to a big problem.

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Urban growth

Cities are often seen as the flipside of nature: synthetic, sleek and sometimes a little bit impersonal. In fact, bringing elements of the wild into urban spaces has always been the hallmark of the well-thought-out city and…

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Clean house

Faced with the curses and blessings of gentrification, Porto’s mayor is renovating derelict buildings in the historic centre to create social housing and ensure the city does not lose its flair.

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June 2015

By air, by land and... look, no hands! Monocle’s 2015 Transport Survey. Elegant two-wheelers, sleek run-abouts, a Japanese mini-jet and cute ways to commute. The people, products and players that make the world go round

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Remote control

Playing a vital role in linking isolated populations to the outside world, these three airlines are reliant on subsidies, making their existence contentious. But for the wounded rancher or long-distance oil-worker they are…

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Past tense

Not far from the sun loungers and beach bars of this holiday hotspot, a stretch of no-man’s land is forever 1974. It marks the frontier policed by the UN’s longest-established peacekeeping force, where success is measured…

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Oceania briefing

Fiji Airways resumes services to New Zealand and Australia trials a novel approach to curbing kangaroos.

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Asia briefing

China and Kazakhstan compete to host the Winter Olympics and Jakarta gets an artistic makeover.

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Americas briefing

What makes Haiti president Michel Martelly's style so sharp? Plus Mexican peacekeeping and Toronto's John Tory.

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Europe briefing

On the road with Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Spanish emigration and the Turkish elections

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Home advantage

Isolated and challenged financially, Armenia faces a set of problems common to many post-Soviet nations. But in the capital of Yerevan, a new generation of tech-savvy entrepreneurs is forging exciting links with the outside…

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