Long Stories 178: Metelkova, Ljubljana, The Urbanist - Radio | Monocle

Long Stories 178: Metelkova, Ljubljana, The Urbanist - Radio | Monocle

We visit a collection of buildings in the capital of Slovenia with an interesting history and the same interesting present. Once a military stronghold, Metelkova now exists as an anti-cultural epicenter, and although officially a squire, it is actively supported by the mayor and city council.

How should cities deal with the crisis? As the threat of coronavirus spreads, let's look at how our urban areas have coped with a disaster, be it terrorism, health emergencies, natural disasters or cyber attacks.

We head to Rio to explore the new Janeiro hotel in the Leblon district. Owned by the owner of the Brazilian fashion label Osklen, this home in an old seaside building stays true to its chic brand…

This week, we head to Shibuya Alley in the Japanese capital to learn how small coincidences can make some seemingly impenetrable cities a bit more welcoming.

They are not for everyone, but the best small cities can have life-enhancing benefits. Living in them means not only space, comfort and affordability - but also a more community-minded feeling.

This week, Carlota Rebelo of Monocle takes us to the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles to share the story of a low-key city icon: a rotating tag outside the foot clinic.

How does a transit card design help define a city? Andrew Tuck, our host, has joined three industry experts and enthusiasts to discuss the starting point and progress in mapping our transport lines - from…

Visit HoHo Wien, one of the world's tallest wooden skyscrapers. This new wooden structure, 84 meters northeast of Vienna, is a project for a sustainable lighthouse.

Monocle's Andrew Tuck goes through some of the highlights of 2019 at The Urbanist, including the thoughts of a Los Angeles sustainability executive, a tour of Cayenne and a conversation with architect Alfredo…

Technology plays a huge role in our relationship with cities, from simple things like paying for the subway to the phone to more serious things like using drones to help keep demonstrations calm.

This week, we travel to Lapland, Finland, which is considered the home of Santa Claus, to see what life is like in a city with Christmas all year round.

We meet Puerto Rico politician Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan and an outspoken critic of President Trump's meeting with the aftermath of hurricanes Maria and Irma.

Monocle's Georgina Godwin takes us from Harare to London to explore the importance of a humble doorbell - and how its bell-making can become a soundtrack to different episodes of our lives.

Laughter is often the best way to solve complex problems, so it's no wonder that it can make living in the city more enjoyable. This week we are exploring how humor can be found in the built environment.

How the New London Initiative aims to match vacant restaurant spaces with young culinary talent, the J-pop star campaign to increase the popularity of Japanese sake, and Maggie Beer's campaign for better food in Australia.

How the New London Initiative aims to match vacant restaurant spaces with young culinary talent, the J-pop star campaign to increase the popularity of Japanese sake, and Maggie Beer's campaign for better food in Australia.

How the New London Initiative aims to match vacant restaurant spaces with young culinary talent, the J-pop star campaign to increase the popularity of Japanese sake, and Maggie Beer's campaign for better food in Australia.

How the New London Initiative aims to match vacant restaurant spaces with young culinary talent, the J-pop star campaign to increase the popularity of Japanese sake, and Maggie Beer's campaign for better food in Australia.