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Making Cities Work
First broadcast June 2006

It is projected that in the next 50 years two thirds of humanity will live in cities

Architecture critic Deyan Sudjic presents a four part series which looks at cutting edge solutions for transport and housing as well as ways of making cities cleaner and more liveable.

Part Two: Moscow

The second part of this series looks at what happens to a city after the collapse of a political regime.

Russia's capital is being transformed from grey Sovietism to a modern metropolis - but critics believe Moscow's architectural heritage and avant garde masterpieces of the 1920s and 30s are being lost.

Moscow is trying to turn itself into a world player. But will skyscrapers, fancy apartments and shopping malls be enough?

What must be preserved from the past to succeed in the future?


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