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Hosted by editor Andrew Tuck, the show about the people making city life better, from dedicated mayors to hi-tech businesses.

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Homes: a look at the most important four walls. We find out what a housing association has been doing for Londoners for over 150 years, take a tour of a gay housing complex in Berlin, discover what it's like to live in an apartment in central Tokyo, and hop on and off a few houseboats in between.

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145 24 Jul 2014
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Homes: a look at the most important four walls. We find out what a housing association has been doing for Londoners for over 150 years, take a tour of a gay housing complex in Berlin, discover what it's like to live in an apartment in central Tokyo, and hop on and off a few houseboats in between.

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144 17 Jul 2014
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City streets: we take a look at cities from the ground up, learning how much it costs to set-up new a street, why one developer is eager to give new life to one of Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhoods, we also discover a hidden road in the heart of Manhattan, and get a flavour of street life in Delhi, Toronto, Berlin and Athens.

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143 10 Jul 2014
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Suburbs: how to bring them back to life, what a 'sprawl index' says about a city and what happens when neglected ’burbs fight back. Join us as we head to Istanbul, Washington DC, New York and London.

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142 3 Jul 2014
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Resilient cities: how do you build a city that lasts? Seeking out stories of strong leadership, the right infrastructure (call in the landscape architect!), to communities whose bonds endure catastrophe, we visit San Francisco, Da Nang, Hong Kong and Calgary.

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141 26 Jun 2014
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Icons and iconoclasts: do cities need popular icons to unite them? What of the cities that have none? We visit Madrid, Vienna, Sydney, London and Lisbon to find out.

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140 19 Jun 2014
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Build: The Urbanist reports from the Bilbao Urban Innovation and Leadership Dialogues conference, hosted by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMFUS).

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139 12 Jun 2014
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Number wars: whether it’s securing the right prefix for your phone number or naming a business according to the trendiest postcode – why do we care so much about our city digits?

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138 5 Jun 2014
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Peace and quiet: how do we find a little calm in the big, loud city. From a fruitless hunt in the construction capital of Shanghai to an ode to mindfulness with meditation expert Andy Puddicombe. Plus, the wristwatch that could change your life.

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137 29 May 2014
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Trains: we explore the history of trains in cities in locations such as Beirut, Buenos Aires, Sydney, LA and New York. Plus, a love story that unfolded from London to Paris on the Eurostar.

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136 22 May 2014
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Weather: how an oyster can help protect a city from hurricane damage, we look at Vancouver’s wet-weather architecture slip-up, and meet a very enthusiastic weatherman, to learn how the oncoming forecast affects all elements of urban life.

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135 15 May 2014
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Documenting the city: how we record our urban areas, from the museum curator with a collection you can’t display to a documentary film that’s both fantasy and fiction, along with maps, photographs, audio and more – what sides of the city are we trying to preserve and create through documenting them?

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134 8 May 2014
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The unbuilt: we speak to the City of London’s former planning officer about how to say “no” to those who want to build, find out why residents are thankful that Lisbon doesn’t have a new airport, and look at China’s metro lines to nowhere – now headed somewhere.

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  • Homes: a look at the most important four walls. We find out what a housing association has been doing for Londoners for over 150 years, take a tour of a gay housing complex in Berlin, discover what it's like to live in an apartment in central Tokyo, and hop on and off a few houseboats in between.
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