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The DNA of Cities Podcast

We know that there are over 10,000 cities in the world. We also know that there is something unique about every city. But what is it that makes each city feel, move, look and act so differently? In this podcast, Professor Greg Clark CBE and Caitlin Morrissey bring together over 70 inspirational leaders from the worlds of urban history, politics, art, architecture and more to decode The DNA of Cities. 


Episode 14: The DNA of Glasgow - Part I

We discover the DNA of this ambitious, entrepreneurial and people-centred city.


Episode 11: The DNA of Barcelona - Part II

We hear why Barcelona is the place for life’s great ventures and that the greatest creation is the city itself.


Episode 8: The DNA of New York - Part I

We reveal the DNA of this commercial enterprise, island archipelago and city of shock and re-invention.


Episode 5: The DNA of Istanbul - Part II

Local experts debate cosmopolitanism and the everyday ways that people conquer the big, busy metropolis.


Episode 13: The DNA of Vienna - Part II

From coffee culture to citizen services, we discover the things that distinguish Vienna from all other cities.


Episode 10: The DNA of Barcelona - Part I

We decode The DNA of Barcelona with experts who have spent years unearthing what makes it so unique.


Episode 7: The DNA of Singapore - Part II

We discover the multiple legacies of the island-city-state's post-independence decision-makers.


Episode 4: The DNA of Istanbul - Part I

Local experts help us decode the DNA of this holy city, global city and imperial city of three names.


Episode 12: The DNA of Vienna - Part I

Waltz with us along the banks of the Danube and beyond to discover DNA of this glorious city.


Episode 9: The DNA of New York - Part II

We ask how many New Yorks are there? What does the city mean to different people?


Episode 6: The DNA of Singapore - Part I

We learn about the DNA that has enabled the one of the most successful examples of nation building.


Episode 3: How do cities acquire traits?

We find out more about the endowed, inherited and acquired traits that make up The DNA of Cities.

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