How to be a Bavarian

Legendary Bavarian-born designer, typography and art director shares some lessons on how to make it in Munich, plus a need-to-know explainer on what makes this characterful region tick.

Cities on the up

As many US metropolises struggle to find tenants for their skyscrapers, Asian and Gulf cities are thriving. Where should smart investors be focusing on? Trausch gives us a global briefing.

Branding masterclass

It takes more than a social-media strategy to create campaigns with real cut-through. We take lessons from a leading creative at a Swiss private bank whose adverts are raising eyebrows.

Keeping the peace

How should governments and businesses prepare for geopolitical crises? As war rages in Ukraine, we examine the intersection of politics, business and social change.

Architect’s manifesto, part one

How can architects design for scarcity? The founder of cmDesign Atelier expands on the issue and speaks about her work rebuilding the Ngarannam village in Nigeria in the aftermath of Boko Haram.

The Olympic legacy

We look ahead to Paris 2024 and consider the soft power of sporting events and how the Games could change the French capital for the better.

Architect’s manifesto, part two

How can we have better conversations about our built environment? A Mexico City-based architect discusses why decision-makers need to connect with both clients and wider society.

Who’s in the room?

We put the spotlight on our delegates as we reveal some of their professions, passions and flight paths.

Masterclass: how to become an urban fixer

How can we make cities more equitable, sustainable and nurturing? The owner of a fashion brand, a developer and a pioneering urbanist reveal the roles that they play in changing the narrative.

Future of aviation

Grab a window seat for a conversation between the Lufthansa Group’s CEO and Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé about where aviation is headed. Buckle up.

How will I get my goods?

A deep dive into the world of logistics and the importance of joined-up thinking when you’re optimising existing processes and networks.

Fashion forward

Luxury fashion retail is undergoing a rapid transformation, both online and offline. How does Munich-based retailer Mytheresa maintain its leadership position in a competitive market? We discuss the power of curation, a robust offline strategy and creating bespoke partnerships with the world’s most exclusive luxury brands.

Matters of the heart

A healthy heart is vital, whether you’re running a business or racing to catch a cab. A heart surgeon shares his tips for keeping pace with modern life

Cardio for cities

How do cities affect our cardiovascular health? The head of the Novartis Foundation reveals the ways in which data-driven changes to social infrastructure and design are improving lives.

Destinations to watch

Our editor Josh Fehnert on the new openings, unspoilt destinations and local tips that you should know before jetting off on your next trip

The Monocle Concierge

Need some travel advice? The Monocle Concierge is at your service. Our editors open up their little black book of contacts and answer your questions on travel, hospitality and where to head next.

The city belongs to all

Investing in the public realm requires dealing with the effects of climate change and the challenging demands of communities. We tackle these topics with three leading lights of urban development and design.

Wheels in motion

Where is mobility headed? We explore the intersection of style, sustainability and innovation.

Lessons from city leaders

Two civic leaders explain what it takes to turn around an urban environment, whether it’s a large US metropolis or a compact European city.

Hospitality matters

The man behind Schumann’s shares his hospitality wisdom – and a cocktail recipe too.