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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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They are the buildings that were meant to be Utopian visions of tomorrow but what does that mean today? In this episode of 'The Urbanist' we look at once future-perfect designs to learn which idealists guessed right.

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172 29 Jan 2015
00:53:20

They are the buildings that were meant to be Utopian visions of tomorrow but what does that mean today? In this episode of 'The Urbanist' we look at once future-perfect designs to learn which idealists guessed right.

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171 22 Jan 2015
01:00:00

How'd that get built? City-building at its best is innovative, democratic and aesthetically on point but that’s sadly not always the case. This week’s episode of The Urbanist looks at cathedrals of corruption, building blunders and just plain ugly additions to our cityscapes – how do these things get built?

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170 15 Jan 2015
01:00:00

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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169 8 Jan 2015
00:52:47

We find out how digital currencies can change the way transactions are made in cities, speak to the man with a plan to renovate Vienna, have a preview of Milan’s upcoming World’s Fair, and feature a special interview from the Atlantic Dialogues.

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168 1 Jan 2015
00:53:04

We ask why there are so few women in planning and architecture, listen in on the preservation debate in Dallas and get a special report on Turin, a city quickly transforming itself for the better.

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167 25 Dec 2014
01:00:00

Over the course of 60 minutes we bring you some of the most enlightening, colourful and curious moments from the year that was 2014 on The Urbanist.

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166 18 Dec 2014
00:52:41

Lessons from 2014: we wrap up a good year for cities with Monocle correspondents based in Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo. Plus, a report on Toronto’s laneways and a look at what might be the biggest change to hit city roads in over a century.

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165 11 Dec 2014
00:52:59

Visionaries: we meet the man trying to boost the public use of New York’s landmark galleries and museums, learn how London would look if it was a national park, and find out what Belgrade stands to gain if some cinema-loving activists get their way.

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164 4 Dec 2014
00:51:38

From promotional campaigns and place branding to TV stations and an app connecting Parisians, we find out how cities get their messages across. Plus we take a stroll through Washington DC’s Capitol Hill.

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163 27 Nov 2014
01:00:00

Made in: we check out an organisation pushing to unite manufacturers in Copenhagen, former industrial sites in east London and Belgrade's design district. Plus: a traditional Hong Kong printing house and a catch-up with Gehl Architects.

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162 20 Nov 2014
00:50:51

Inside story: parks and plazas are obvious public spaces but when the weather gets a little less pleasant, what are our indoor equivalents? From underground pathways to open and airy libraries, we take a look at what public space looks like on the inside. Plus, a special interview with NY planning commissioner Carl Weisbrod.

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161 13 Nov 2014
01:00:00

Laws of attraction: what makes you love a certain neighbourhood or street? This week we have a look at the design competition for Helsinki's proposed Guggenheim museum, wander around Barcelona's Gothic quarter, chat with New York's deputy mayor and make a quick stop in Belgrade.

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