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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 5: The DNA of Istanbul - Part II

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


Episode 2: Decoding urban identity

With the help of our group of urban experts, we explore the elements we might find in the genetic code of cities.


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 1: Do cities have DNA?

We begin this podcast series with a simple question, “Do cities have a DNA?”


Episode 3: How do cities acquire traits?

We find out how cities are endowed with, inherit and acquire the unique traits that make up their DNA.



Welcome to The DNA of Cities. Join us fortnightly from Thursday 24th November as we try to decode what makes our cities so unique.

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