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Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age


Publisher: Phaidon, ISBN: 9780714877280, Authors: Ricky Burdett, Philipp Rode, Format: Hardcover, 275pp, 245 x 210mm

By 2050, 2.5 billion more people will be living in cities, with nearly 90 percent of this growth taking place in Asia and Africa. China alone will be home to nearly 1 billion urban residents by 2030, but nearly 80 percent of the urban infrastructure that will exist in 2050 has not yet been built.

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age grapples with these decisions, identifies current trends, calls out social fragmentation and environmental degradation, and argues powerfully for a more integrated social, environmental approach.

Generously illustrated with photographs, visual data, and statistics, and featuring a series of essays written by leading people in their fields, Shaping Cities in an Urban Age addresses our most urgent contemporary and future urban issues by examining a set of key forces that have combined to create the city as we know it today.

This is the third instalment of the Urban Age series, published by Phaidon in collaboration with the London School of Economics and the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft.

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