My Perfect City

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1. The green city: San Francisco, USA

27 minutes

Is San Francisco’s recycling scheme and sustainable public transport a model to follow?

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2. The smart city: Seoul, South Korea

27 minutes

How is data being used to help Seoul run smoothly? And how have 20,000 sensors transformed life in Santander, Spain?

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3. The 24-hour city: London, UK

27 minutes

As investment in the night-time economy rises, we look at how this is working in London. Is anywhere else doing a better job?

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4. Participatory budgeting: Paris, France

27 minutes

In Paris citizens vote on how to spend the city’s budget. Is this a model to follow?

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5. Knife crime: Glasgow, Scotland

27 minutes

How Glasgow, which has one of the highest murder rates in Europe, is tackling knife crime.

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6. Medellin, Colombia: Slums and urban regeneration

27 minutes

How a huge civic project transformed the violent neighbourhoods of Medellin, Colombia's second city.

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7. The green city: Oslo, Norway

53 minutes

What can Oslo – the European Green Capital of 2019 – offer to the perfect city?

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8. Employment in Toronto, Canada

26 minutes

Is a Canadian city's approach to unemployment one that other cities should consider?

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9. Mental Health in Singapore

26 minutes

People who live in cities are more likely to experience mental health problems than their rural counterparts. Has Singapore found a solution that other cities should follow?

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10. Housing in Vienna

27 minutes

In Vienna housing is considered a basic human right, and 60 percent of citizens live in subsidised social housing. Is it a model other cities should follow?

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11. Integration in Rotterdam

23 minutes

Rotterdam is lauded for its policies on integrating immigrant populations into the city. What exactly has it got right?

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12. Women entrepreneurs in Kochi

27 minutes

Kochi in southwest India is making female entrepreneurship a priority. Is it a blueprint other cities should follow?

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13. Communities in Barcelona

23 minutes

Barcelona has always put strong communities as a key aim of its urban planning. What has it got right, and should other cities follow suit?

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