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The Urbanist – Special: Bill de Blasio’s second term

The Urbanist – Special: Bill de Blasio’s second term

Bill de Blasio’s first term was marred by investigations into his fundraising, as well as disagreements with governor Andrew Cuomo and President Trump. So...
The Urbanist – Tall Stories 82: Columbia Road flower market

The Urbanist – Tall Stories 82: Columbia Road flower market

We head to London’s East End to visit a short strip of street that turns into an urban garden every Sunday morning.Source by Monocle...
The Urbanist – Technology and utopias

The Urbanist – Technology and utopias

This week we hear how technology is helping companies collect data – and profits – from you, but also how it can help fight...
The Urbanist – Tall Stories 83: Portuguese quiosques

The Urbanist – Tall Stories 83: Portuguese quiosques

Lisbon’s quirky ‘quiosques’ (kiosks) have been around since the mid-19th century and are partly responsible for the community spirit in the city today.Source by...
The Urbanist – That’s rubbish

The Urbanist – That’s rubbish

Waste management and recycling are essential components of what makes a city work for its citizens. This week we get down and dirty to...
The Urbanist – Tall Stories 84: Ringturm

The Urbanist – Tall Stories 84: Ringturm

Presiding over the northwestern curve of Vienna’s Ringstrasse boulevard, the Ringturm carried a powerful message of reconstruction and renewal after the Second World War....
The Urbanist – Bike lights, trains and neighbours

The Urbanist – Bike lights, trains and neighbours

Our man in Seoul climbs aboard one of the new express trains to the Olympic village, Dublin is the testing ground for a new...
The Urbanist – Tall Stories 85: Ho Chi Minh City’s scooters

The Urbanist – Tall Stories 85: Ho Chi Minh City’s scooters

Ho Chi Minh City is arguably most well known as being the site of one of the world’s most poignant political protests in the...
The Urbanist – Looking ahead

The Urbanist – Looking ahead

What role do technology giants play in urban planning? And what do you love the most about your city? Plus: an audio essay on...
The Urbanist – Tall Stories 86: New York’s evolution

The Urbanist – Tall Stories 86: New York’s evolution

We look at how New York has evolved over the past 100 years. While some might complain about lost grit and gentrification, our bureau...