Monocle 24: The Urbanist

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  Tall Stories 413: Astana, Kazakhstan

Carla Hyenne explores Astana, the recently minted capital of Kazakhstan, to see how the move has affected the city and the country as a whole.See for privacy information.
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  Urban Land Institute Europe Conference

As the world continues to change at a rapid pace, what is the real-estate industry doing to address the challenges posed to cities by climate change, market fluctuations and geopolitical risks? This week we’re in Milan to discover how big players in th...
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  Tall Stories 412: The Yugoslav Ministry of Defence building, Belgrade

Guy de Launey looks at what the future holds for the largely dilapidated remains of the former Yugoslav Ministry of Defence building in Serbia’s capital.See for privacy information.
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  Start with Children summit

How can we build better cities for future generations? This week we bring you a report from Bratislava, which recently played host to a two-day event bringing together mayors, policymakers, architects and business leaders to discuss how to create safer...
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  Tall Stories 411: AlUla Public Library

Mandy Sinclair gets a read of the ancient Saudi Arabian city of AlUla by visiting its public library. See for privacy information.
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  Urban predictability

How can urban predictability help us design, plan and build better cities? We examine the real-world lessons that can be taken from digital environments, visit an urban environment simulator and explore how predictive artificial intelligence can be a b...
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  Tall Stories 410: The Algonquin Hotel, New York

Paul Logothetis visits one of New York’s oldest working hotels, which spawned the famous Algonquin Round Table, a who’s who of US literary elites.See for privacy information.
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  Conflict and the city: spaces of peace

In the final part of our series looking at conflict and the city, we discuss how design and soft power can influence peace negotiations and better bring about constructive conversation between opposing parties.See for privacy in...
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  Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi

A special edition of the show marking its partnership with Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism. Robert Bound is joined by the chairman of the department, who discusses the latest developments at Saadiyat Cultural District in Abu Dhabi and del...
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  Tall Stories 409: The Giant Dipper, San Francisco

Tom Webb assesses the appeal of a historic wooden roller coaster that has just celebrated its 100th birthday.See for privacy information.
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