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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.

    Tall Stories 190: Nonbei Yokocho, Tokyo

    Tall Stories 190: Nonbei Yokocho, Tokyo

    This week we head to the alleyways of Shibuya in Japan’s capital to learn how small coincidences can make seemingly impenetrable cities feel a little more welcoming.

    • 5 min
    Small Cities

    Small Cities

    They’re not for everyone but the best small cities can have life-enhancing advantages. Living in them isn’t only about space, comfort and affordability – but a more community-minded feel too.

    • 29 min
    Tall Stories 189: Happy Foot Sad Foot

    Tall Stories 189: Happy Foot Sad Foot

    This week Monocle’s Carlota Rebelo takes us to the neighbourhood of Silver Lake in Los Angeles to share the story of an unassuming city icon: a rotating sign outside a foot clinic.

    • 5 min
    Transit maps

    Transit maps

    How does the design of a transit map help to define a city? Our host Andrew Tuck is joined by three experts and enthusiasts in the field to discuss provenance and progression in the way we chart our transport lines – from London’s Tube to New York’s subway.

    • 26 min
    Tall Stories 188: HoHo Wien, Vienna

    Tall Stories 188: HoHo Wien, Vienna

    We visit HoHo Wien – one of the world’s tallest wooden skyscrapers. Towering 84 metres above northeast Vienna, this new wooden structure is being hailed as a “lighthouse project” of sustainable living.

    • 5 min
    Best of Tall Stories 2019

    Best of Tall Stories 2019

    We take a whirlwind trip around the world before returning home to London in our look back at the best of our Tall Stories series in 2019.

    • 28 min

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