Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Time of the City (is now?)

The results of all this have been boiled down to The Endless City, a 500-page doorstep of a book I edited with Ricky Burdett and which is published this week. It has a lot of messages about reducing the reliance of cities on the car, on high-density cities being more sociable places in which to live, as well as more sustainable environmentally, about the importance of a coherent form of city government. Though it doesn't shrink from the darker aspects of city life, it is also a powerful affirmation of the city as mankind's greatest single invention.
This interesting article in the Guardian, and new book, discusses what is the future of cities around the world. In a world that is changing daily, how can, and do, cities plan for their futures?

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