Open City

Open City


Open City is a charity dedicated to making architecture and built heritage more open, accessible and equitable. This feed includes our weekly show, The Brief which features news and analysis covering the big issues in British architecture, heritage, housing and planning. We also release longer form shows breaking down big issues connecting urbanism and politics with in-depth discussion. Our shows are hosted by a roster of architectural critics and practitioners, featuring guests from across architecture and design, as well as artists, academics, policy makers and journalists.

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This show is made possible in part by Bloomberg Connects, a free mobile app featuring guides to over 200 museums, galleries and cultural spaces.


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Recent Episodes

  • Transforming London golf courses into housing

    6 days ago
  • Housing crisis takes centre stage in UK media and politics

    2 weeks ago
  • Feminist Cities, and Inclusive Green Design

    3 weeks ago
  • The Brief - Housing Special

    4 weeks ago
  • ‘Mutant’ housing block facing demolition just one year after completion

    1 month ago
  • Cursed Objects: The Glass & Steel Totems of Canary Wharf

    1 month ago
  • Government takes over bankrupt Birmingham City Council

    2 months ago
  • Crisis in concrete: the school estate shutdown and how we got here

    2 months ago
  • Concrete safety concerns in schools spark a crisis in government

    2 months ago
  • London faces a crisis of dullness

    2 months ago