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.
In the second part of our series, we look beyond Germany to ask a fundamental question: why do we divide people? From a 3,200km land border in North America to Europe’s last divided capital, we explore what lessons – if any – we’ve learnt from Berlin.
We take a look at the streets of New York through the eyes of one man. Originally from Virginia, Matt Green has made it his mission to walk every single street in the Big Apple’s five boroughs – a process that has taken him seven years and counting.
Thirty years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, we ask what life was like for citizens in a divided Berlin and discuss some of the lessons we can learn from the German capital to help repair the divisions faced by cities today.