Poverty Safari

People from deprived communities all around Britain feel misunderstood and unheard Darren McGarvey, aka Loki gives voice to their feelings and concerns, and the anger that is spilling over Anger he says we will have to get used to, unless things change He invites you to come on a Safari of sort

A Burglar's Guide to the City

Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break ins and escapes, A Burglar s Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us You ll never see the city the same way again At the core of A Burglar s Guide to the City is an un

Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution

An empowering road map for rethinking, reinvigorating, and redesigning our cities, from a pioneer in the movement for safer, livable streets As New York City s transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik Khan managed the seemingly impossible and transformed the streets of one of the world s gre

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation

Mayors Richard M Daley and Rahm Emanuel have touted and promoted Chicago as a world class city The skyscrapers kissing the clouds, the billion dollar Millennium Park, Michelin rated restaurants, pristine lake views, fabulous shopping, vibrant theater scene, downtown flower beds and stellar archi

Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

A revolutionary reimagining of the cities we live in, the air above us, and what goes on in the earth beneath our feet Today we live in a world that can no longer be read as a two dimensional map, but must now be understood as a series of vertical strata that reach from the satellites that encircle

The Other Paris

A trip through Paris as it will never be again dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemianParis, the City of Light, the city of fine dining and seductive couture and intellectual hauteur, was until fairly recently always accompanied by its shadow the city of the poor, the outcast, the cr

The Language of Cities

We live in a world that is now predominantly urban So how do we define the city as it evolves in the 21st century Drawing examples from across the globe, Deyan Sudjic decodes the underlying forces that shape our cities, such as resources and land, to the ideas that shape conscious elements of desi

London Overground: A Day's Walk Around the Ginger Line

Iain Sinclair explores modern London through a day s hike around the London Overground route Echoing his journey in London Orbital over a decade ago, Iain Sinclair narrates his second circular walk around the capital Shortly after rush hour and accompanied by a rambling companion, Sinclair begins

Copenhagenize: The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism

The bicycle enjoyed a starring role in urban history over a century ago, but now it is back, stronger than ever It is the single most important tool for improving our cities Designing around it is the most efficient way to make our cities life sized to scale cities for humans It is time to cement

Wood, Talc and Mr. J

A look back Without the rose tinted spectacles, but with hindsight and humour, and with poignancy and affection 1978 The North Phillip sees life in a simplistic if passionate way up or down, us and them, black, white and nothing in between When not doing his thing in Wigan s Casino Club vo

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in

Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive And he has boiled it down to one key factor walkability The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian friendly urban core But in the typical Amer

Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

Charles Montgomery s Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life.After decades of unchecked sprawl, people than ever are moving back to the city Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and resource crises of our time But is it better or wo

The Image of the City

The classic work on the evaluation of city form What does the city s form actually mean to the people who live there What can the city planner do to make the city s image vivid and memorable to the city dweller To answer these questions, Mr Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston