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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.

Monocle 24: The Urbanis‪t‬ Monocle

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.4 • 33 Ratings

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.

    The urbanist dictionary

    The urbanist dictionary

    We take a look at the language of urbanism in the hopes of unravelling the jargon frequently thrown around in city discourse.

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    • 29 min
    Tall Stories 246: Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper

    Tall Stories 246: Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper

    We stop by Jasper Park Lodge, an historic hotel in the Canadian Rockies that’s hosted plenty of famous faces.

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    • 6 min
    ‘Grands projets’

    ‘Grands projets’

    We look at ‘grands projets’ in cities around the world, from turning the Champs-Élysées into a giant urban garden to a reimagining of the Los Angeles river and a new community in Canada.


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    • 33 min
    Tall Stories 245: Reykjavík’s Ironclads

    Tall Stories 245: Reykjavík’s Ironclads

    What form do the buildings in the world’s northernmost capital take? And what is behind their distinctive look?

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    • 4 min
    Hopes for 2021

    Hopes for 2021

    We ask a collection of city-makers, thinkers and doers to describe their hopes for urban life this year.



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    • 33 min
    Tall Stories 244: Olympic Plaza, Calgary

    Tall Stories 244: Olympic Plaza, Calgary

    Daniel Bach reflects on how hosting the Olympic Games can leave a legacy.

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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

gregblake ,

Well done, great variety

A well balanced mix of topics that makes for easy listening. Nicely produced and professionally done. Feels like Monocle - smooth and sophisticated.

Kourtneyal ,

Why include audio of George Floyd dying?

I wish there was a content warning, and truly just not played at all, for the audio of George Floyd dying. There needs to be more care in sharing this kind of audio footage, as it is traumatizing for black people. It’s easy for non black people to separate themselves from the deaths of black people by easily sharing this kind of violent content.

eStar34 ,

Where are the maps?

An entire episode on subway maps, including a discussion of a couple specific examples, without links so your listeners can follow along is somewhat useless, and disrespectful to your listeners. Not on the website, episode notes, or anywhere. Why bother listening if you can’t follow along??

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