Monocle 24: The Urbanist

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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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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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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-12-10 17:49
last episode published
2019-12-09 11:40
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3.49 days
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
9.12.2019

Tall Stories 185:

Monocle’s Georgina Godwin takes us from Harare to London to explore the significance of the humble doorbell – and how its chimes can become soundtracks to the various episodes of our lives.
Monocle author
6.12.2019

Comedy and urbanism

Laughter is often the best way to deal with complex issues so it’s no wonder that it can make city living more agreeable. This week we explore how humour can be found in the built environment.
Monocle author
5.12.2019

Comedy and urbanism

Laughter is often the best way to deal with complex issues so it’s no wonder that it can make city living more agreeable. This week we explore how humour can be found in the built environment.
Monocle author
2.12.2019

Tall Stories 185: Ghosts

Andrew Tuck contemplates the urban apparitions that bring a sense of belonging to the cities in which we live.
Monocle author
28.11.2019

Kindness

Can a city be kind? And how do citizens, activists and civic organisations show they care about building friendly places?
Monocle author
25.11.2019

Tall Stories 184: Bank of Georgia, Tbilisi

We visit the Bank of Georgia’s Tbilisi HQ: a unique building that takes its design cues from the ‘Space City’ concept, aiming to cover less ground and give the surrounding area back to nature.
Monocle author
21.11.2019

CoMotion LA 2019

Although it might seem ironic to hold a mobility conference in Los Angeles – infamous for its traffic woes – civic leaders, transit authorities and private mobility companies were in the city last week for the third edition of CoMotion LA. Monocle’s Ca...
Monocle author
18.11.2019

Tall Stories 183: The Flower Nagai Line, Yamagata

We take a trip on the Flower Nagai Line, a quirky train line running through Japan’s Yamagata prefecture, that makes for a particularly unique commute.
Monocle author
14.11.2019

The fall of the Berlin Wall, part 2

In the second part of our series, we look beyond Germany to ask a fundamental question: why do we divide people? From a 3,200km land border in North America to Europe’s last divided capital, we explore what lessons – if any – we’ve learnt from Berlin.
Monocle author
14.11.2019

emtpy

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. Nominee in the Smartest Podcast category of the 2019 Brit...
Monocle author
11.11.2019

Tall Stories 182: New York’s streets

We take a look at the streets of New York through the eyes of one man. Originally from Virginia, Matt Green has made it his mission to walk every single street in the Big Apple’s five boroughs – a process that has taken him seven years and counting.
Monocle author
8.11.2019

The fall of the Berlin Wall, Part 1

Thirty years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, we ask what life was like for citizens in a divided Berlin and discuss some of the lessons we can learn from the German capital to help repair the divisions faced by cities today.
Monocle author
4.11.2019

Tall Stories 181: Eleftheria Square, Nicosia

We visit Eleftheria Square in Cyprus’s capital, where a redevelopment designed by Zaha Hadid is still in construction 14 years after work started. Nicosia-based architect Charis Christodoulou updates our Athens correspondent, Daphne Karnezis, on the la...
Monocle author
4.11.2019

Tall Stories 181: Eleftheria Square, Nicosia

We visit Eleftheria Square in Cyprus’s capital, where a redevelopment designed by Zaha Hadid is still in construction 14 years after work started. Nicosia-based architect Charis Christodoulou updates our Athens correspondent, Daphne Karnezis, on the la...
Monocle author
31.10.2019

CityLab 2019

This week we’re in Washington to join civic leaders, mayors and activists at the global summit on cities. We reveal how Atlanta dealt with a massive cyberattack, discuss the difference between urban sound and noise, talk smart mobility in Detroit and h...
Monocle author
31.10.2019

CityLab 2019

This week we’re in Washington to join civic leaders, mayors and activists at the global summit on cities. We reveal how Atlanta dealt with a massive cyberattack, discuss the difference between urban sound and noise, talk smart mobility in Detroit and h...
Monocle author
31.10.2019

emtpy

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. Nominee in the Smartest Podcast category of the 2019 Brit...
Monocle author
28.10.2019

Tall Stories 180: Stari Most, Mostar

We cast our eye toward the iconic Stari Most, a stunning 16-century bridge in Mostar, a tiny city in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The bridge was tragically destroyed during bitter fighting in the early 1990s but it’s since been restored to its former glory with...
Monocle author
25.10.2019

Alfredo Brillembourg

How do you make better homes in informal settlements? Should Caracas embrace the ingenuity of squatter communities? How do you build a sports centre on a shack-covered mountain? And what happens if you don’t do any of the above? Andrew Tuck sits down w...
Monocle author
21.10.2019

Tall Stories 179: Hawksmoor’s Churches, London

We take a tour of six distinctive East London churches designed by 18th-century English architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, tracing their history from the first brick to their influence on US postmodernism and UK brutalism.
Monocle author
21.10.2019

Tall Stories 179: Hawksmoor’s Churches, London

We take a tour of six distinctive East London churches designed by 18th-century English architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, tracing their history from the first brick to their influence on US postmodernism and UK brutalism.
Monocle author
21.10.2019

Tall Stories 179: Hawksmoor’s Churches, London

We take a tour of six distinctive East London churches designed by 18th-century English architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, tracing their history from the first brick to their influence on US postmodernism and UK brutalism.
Monocle author
17.10.2019

Making space

How do you design and develop spaces for specific groups and activities? And how do these spaces affect the urban fabric of our cities? The use of public areas guides the way we connect with one another, so it’s important to get it right.
Monocle author
14.10.2019

Tall Stories 178: Metelkova, Ljubljana

We visit a collection of buildings in the Slovenian capital with an intriguing history and an equally compelling present. Metelkova, once a military stronghold, now exists as a countercultural epicentre and, although it’s officially a squat, is activel...
Monocle author
10.10.2019

New-towns movement

Purpose planned and purpose built, the new-towns movement sought to let some air out of congested industrialised centres after the Second World War. But how have these towns fared and could a fresh wave of them be the cure to some of the 21st century’s...
Monocle author
7.10.2019

Tall Stories 177: Khlongs, Bangkok

We take to the water in Bangkok to explore the khlongs, a vast network of canals that crisscross the Southeast Asian city. Home to bustling commuters, tottering tourists and floating markets, these still-thriving waterways are the city’s ancient lifebl...
Monocle author
3.10.2019

emtpy

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. Nominee in the Smartest Podcast category of the 2019 Brit...
Monocle author
30.09.2019

Tall Stories 176: The Vessel, New York

We visit Thomas Heatherwick’s often lambasted Vessel, in New York’s Hudson Yards development, to see whether pointed prose or people power is a better judge of character when it comes to unusual structures.
Monocle author
27.09.2019

reSITE 2019: Regenerate

We decamp to Prague to join the 1,000+ attendees at this year’s reSITE conference. Exploring the theme of regeneration, we bring you conversations and contemplations from some of the most interesting names in the urban-planning world.
Monocle author
23.09.2019

Tall Stories 175: The Narkomfin building, Moscow

We’re off to Moscow to look at one of the best-known examples of Constructivist architecture: Moisei Ginzburg’s iconic Narkomfin building. Designed to embody the early-Soviet ideal of communal living but soon falling out of favour with the Kremlin, the...
Monocle author
19.09.2019

Heritage, part two

Cities are tasked with protecting their historic environments but how can they do this in a way that preserves the sites while keeping them accessible to the public?
Monocle author
19.09.2019

Heritage, part two

Cities are tasked with protecting their historic environments but how can they do this in a way that preserves the sites while keeping them accessible to the public?
Monocle author
16.09.2019

Tall Stories 174: The Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

We head to north Africa where we visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. Completed in 1993 after six years of round-the-clock work, this hulking structure can house 25,000 worshippers. With some ambitious features to go along with its hefty price tag...
Monocle author
16.09.2019

Tall Stories 174: The Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

We head to north Africa where we visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. Completed in 1993 after six years of round-the-clock work, this hulking structure can house 25,000 worshippers. With some ambitious features to go along with its hefty price tag...
Monocle author
12.09.2019

Heritage, part one

As our cities grow, they face difficulties reconciling conservation and development. So how can we move forward while preserving the history of a place? This week we examine how heritage can be both a blessing and a curse for the urban environment.
Monocle author
10.09.2019

Tall Stories 173: The Column of Justice, Florence

We’re off to Florence to admire a 16th-century monument in Piazza Santa Trinita. The Column of Justice, an 11-metre-tall granite column with a statue of Justice perched atop, has a particular positioning and peculiar history that tells us some truths a...
Monocle author
5.09.2019

Cities in extremes

We cast our eyes towards a few of the world’s most extreme cities, from an isolated Australian outpost to the heights of the Valley of Mexico, to assess how their unique challenges have shaped their urban environments.
Monocle author
3.09.2019

Tall Stories 172: Victoria Park, Hong Kong

Victoria Park, a tranquil green space in Hong Kong, has long been a place for recreation. But since June it has taken on a different role: the park’s large open area was ground zero for anti-government protests.
Monocle author
29.08.2019

Repurpose

Repurposing and renovation are crucial tools for implementing urban change. This week we look at the Battersea Power Station, hear about a new cultural hub, housed in a former clothes factory in Georgia and turn our gaze to Moscow too.
Monocle author
27.08.2019

Tall Stories 171: The Gänsehäufel

We take a final glance through the ‘Summer Weekly’ newspaper and wade into Vienna’s Old Danube. This inactive arm of the river is home to the Gänsehäufel, an island oasis dotted with lawns, beaches and pools that offer respite from the city’s soaring s...
Monocle author
23.08.2019

Universal basic income

How do you define what’s necessary to meet a person’s basic needs? Some countries have been testing the concept of universal basic income – but how does it impact city living?
Monocle author
19.08.2019

Tall Stories 170: Cuba’s Coppelia

We take another flick through the pages of our ‘Summer Weekly’ newspaper, this week visiting the hulking modernist flagship of Cuba’s state owned ice-cream brand Coppelia. It’s been serving scoops for more than half a century and has become a symbol of...
Monocle author
16.08.2019

Heatwave

Following one of the hottest summers on record, we look at the impact that rising temperatures are having on our cities.
Monocle author
12.08.2019

Tall Stories 169: La Grande Motte

This week we delve into issue one of Monocle’s summer newspaper, ‘The Summer Weekly’, and head to the once-marshy, mosquito-ridden coastal commune of La Grande Motte in France, which has been transformed since the 1960s into a lush resort town with rea...
Monocle author
9.08.2019

Pedestrian zones

To make their centres more liveable, cities across the globe are looking to reduce the dominance of cars by creating pedestrian-only streets, plazas and walkways. They’re at the forefront of many urban-improvement initiatives so we take a look at where...
Monocle author
7.08.2019

Tall Stories 168: Bletchley Park

The former Government Code and Cipher School is now a heritage site in Milton Keynes, the newest of the UK’s new towns. We go on a journey through what was once the home of Alan Turing and the Enigma codebreakers.
Monocle author
5.08.2019

Tall Stories 168: Bletchley Park

The former Government Code and Cipher School is now a heritage site in Milton Keynes, the newest of the UK’s new towns. We go on a journey through what was once the home of Alan Turing and the Enigma codebreakers.
Monocle author
1.08.2019

Homelessness

It’s estimated that as many as 1.6 billion people around the world lack adequate housing. And despite some serious efforts, urban areas still struggle to find a viable solution to the ongoing crisis. So what can be done? And who are the activists and c...
Monocle author
29.07.2019

Tall Stories 167: Bratislava’s communist-era buildings

Architects and historians tend to admire them but members of the public usually associate them with the injustices of the socialist regime and want them gone. Is this architecture worth saving?
Monocle author
26.07.2019

Green New Deal

We unpack what this bold proposal is all about and find out how it wants to tackle both inequality and climate change at the same time.
Monocle author