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.
Urbanism in the UAE
30:14Being a young nation presents its own set of challenges but it also provides ample opportunity to innovate when thinking about the future of cities. We meet the CEO of URB, who’s dreaming up planet-friendly, utopian cityscapes, and tour Expo City Dubai to explore the site’s sustainable ambitions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Community development through hip-hop
29:16We discuss how hip-hop has improved cities around the world, explore plans for a new coastal-redevelopment megaproject in Athens and find out how to mitigate the effects of floods in our urban environments.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Utopian Hours 2023
30:15Monocle’s Carlota Rebelo reports from the Utopian Hours urbanism festival in Turin. We hear how a “disobedient picnic” ignited change in Brussels, tour the Royal Green Walk, talk about reclaiming the streets from cars and how timber can help build more sustainable cities.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Urban Transformation Summit
29:57Monocle’s Carlota Rebelo reports from the World Economic Forum’s Urban Transformation Summit in Detroit. We hear about a new innovation district in Milan, Boston’s 24-hour city ambitions and the master plan for AlUla in Saudi Arabia. Plus: creating pocket forests and mobility in San Diego.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.