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  1. Cities made for our mental health

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    Video caption: Psychiatrist Dr Layla McCay asks how our buildings and towns can benefit our mental health

    Psychiatrist Dr Layla McCay asks how buildings and towns affect our minds. How plants and water can reduce the risk of anxiety and depression and how we can tackle loneliness.

  2. City solutions

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    Video caption: Professor Des Fitzgerald explores new thinking on the health impact of city life.

    New research has verified the Victorian belief that green spaces are vital for the well-being of city dwellers, but Des Fitzgerald asks if there's more that can and should be done.

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    Video caption: What is an urban heat island?

    What is an urban heat island?

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    Video caption: Barcelona tackles roaming wild boar problem

    Pop star Shakira is just one of the city's residents to have had problems with the animals.

  5. One Continuous Loop

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    Video caption: A soundscape of nostalgia, loneliness and reflection on Kwei’s journey home

    A soundscape of nostalgia, loneliness and reflection on Kwei’s journey home after a concert as he recollects memories following a big move to a new city.

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    Video caption: One smart idea to reduce wood waste in construction

    A new system is being launched to allow builders to reuse wooden pallets multiple times.

  7. I Love This Dirty Town

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    Video caption: Margaret Drabble investigates the problems of town planning and traffic. (1969)

    First transmitted in 1969, this personal plea from Margaret Drabble is a lament for the death of the city as planners create endless suburbia instead of cities fit to live in.

  8. What will it take for cities to go carbon neutral?

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    Video caption: Cities emit a lot of greenhouse gasses, but many have plans to make drastic reductions

    Cities around the world have set ambitious targets to reduce emissions, or go carbon neutral. But as they require so much energy, can they achieve those goals?

  9. The Zoomshock Metropolis

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    Video caption: How remote working and online shopping could reshape our towns and cities.

    Remote working and online shopping have left towns and cities facing an existential crisis. But can we seize this moment as an opportunity to reinvent them?

  10. Sacred Cows and Sushi Rolls

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    Video caption: John Connell reflects on how the pandemic is breaking the spell of cities.

    John Connell on how the pandemic is beginning to change the face of rural communities.