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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 leaders from the worlds of urban history, politics, art, architecture and more to decode The DNA of Cities. 

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Episode 27: Our Listeners - Part II

Our wonderful listeners tell us about the unique traits of favourite cities and help us to plan Season 2.

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Episode 24: The DNA of Shanghai - Part I

We meet local experts to help us decode the DNA of one of the world's largest cities.

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Episode 21: The DNA of Tel Aviv - Part II

We speak with local experts to learn about how The DNA of Tel Aviv manifests itself today.

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Episode 18: The DNA of Philadelphia - Part I

We discover the long history of the city that made America and we hear what defines the city today.

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Episode 26: Our Listeners - Part I

Our esteemed listeners join us to discuss what they have found meaningful from Series 1 so far.

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Episode 23: The DNA of Dubai - Part II

We spend time exploring the more ordinary, mundane and vernacular aspects of life in Dubai.

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Episode 20: The DNA of Tel Aviv - Part I

We discover that there are two genetic structures that make up the city-region of Tel Aviv.

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Episode 17: The DNA of London - Part II

We discover the myths and ideas about what makes a Londoner, and how Londoners make London.

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Episode 25: The DNA of Shanghai - Part II

We explore the cultural contributions of the city where Chinese heritage meets the Western influence.

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Episode 22: The DNA of Dubai - Part I

We locate The DNA of Dubai by tracing the transformation of this fishing and pearling village into a city.

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Episode 19: The DNA of Philadelphia - Part II

We learn about Philadelphia's mindsets, values, inventions, leaders and responses to shocks.

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Episode 16: The DNA of London - Part I

Many cities compete with London in lots of areas, but very few compete in everything, why is that?

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