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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

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.

    Reading the signs

    Reading the signs

    We look to the world of wayfinding and city signage to explore where our information comes from and how it shapes the way we navigate our streets.

    • 27 min
    Tall Stories 213: A tale of two incentives

    Tall Stories 213: A tale of two incentives

    Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov assesses two very different incentive schemes in the cities he calls home: Moscow and Vienna.

    • 4 min
    Reopening our cities

    Reopening our cities

    As urban life slowly returns to normal, what sort of cities are we about to encounter? This week we look at the reopening of community centres and hear about plans to temporarily pedestrianise London’s Soho (and why that should be here to stay).

    • 29 min
    Tall Stories 212: Ljubljana Castle

    Tall Stories 212: Ljubljana Castle

    We visit Ljubljana Castle, a former medieval fortress that’s now at the heart of city life in the Slovenian capital. It hosts everything from award-winning restaurants to a diverse collection of cultural venues.

    • 5 min
    What’s the role of the police in our cities?

    What’s the role of the police in our cities?

    The demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd have put police forces in the spotlight, particularly in the US, where they have reignited debate about the role of the police and whether forces need to be overhauled.

    • 28 min
    Tall Stories 211: Kolonihaver, Copenhagen

    Tall Stories 211: Kolonihaver, Copenhagen

    Monocle’s Michael Booth takes us for a walk in a uniquely Danish version of what you might recognise as an allotment.

    • 5 min

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