The Endless City: The Urban Age Project by the London School of Economics and Deutsche Bank's Alfred Herrhausen Society

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9780714859569: The Endless City: The Urban Age Project by the London School of Economics and Deutsche Bank's Alfred Herrhausen Society

"At the turn of the twenty-first century, the world is faced with an unprecedented challenge. It must address a fundamental shift in the world's population towards the cities, and away from mankind's rural roots. Over the course of two years, a group of internationally renowned professionals from a variety of different disciplines and backgrounds gathered together in six world cities to take stock of the new urban condition and to offer an approach to dealing with it. The result was a sometimes passionate, always challenging and informed debate on how architects, urbanists, politicians and policy makers can constructively plan the infrastructure and development of the endless city, to promote a better social and economic life for its citizens."--Jacket.

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Ricky Burdett is Centennial Professor in Architecture and Urbanism at the London School of Economics and Director of the Urban Age. He is an adviser on architecture to the Mayor of London, the BBC and the Tate, and is the Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism to the London Olympic Delivery Authority. He was also Director of the Venice Architecture Biennale (2006).Dejan Sudjic is Director of the Design Museum, London and a former Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University. He was previously editor of Blueprint and Domus magazines, and Director of 'Glasgow 1999: UK City of Architecture and Design' and the Venice Architecture Biennale (2002). Former architecture critic for the Observer, he has written several books, including The 100 Mile City (1992), and John Pawson Works and Future Systems, published by Phaidon.

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"It's an urban jungle out there: a two-page spread of Berlin from Phaidon's The Endless City, edited by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic. The photographic urban studies title seeks to analyse the 'relentless' migration from rural areas to the city by focusing on London, New York, Shanghai, Berlin, Mexico City and Johannesburg. The book was overseen by The London School of Economics and written in conjunction with the Urban Age Project, an international organisation that investigates the future of cities. There are more than 30 contributors, including architect Rem Koolhaas, sociologist Richard Sennett and deputy mayor of London Nicky Gavron."-The Bookseller "A scholarly study of urban development... While The Endless City is packed with statistics and terms like 'dense compact city with traditional perimeter housing', the facts are broken up and made palatable by stunning images that demonstrate what the statistics and jargon actually mean... This book will help you understand what 'social diversity' really is."-Dazed & Confused "A 500-page tour de force."-Washington Post Writers Group "The sheer scope of this book, with nearly 35 contributors, is magnificent - covering topics from global capitals and employment dynamics to 'vertical ghettos' and satellite photos of 'urban grain."-Dwell "Photographs, diagrams, and statistics add up to a captivating, if alarming, portrayal of metropolitan life in the twenty-first century."-Conde Nast Traveler "Exhilarating... This book is as discursive, contradictory and downright dangerous as any great city should be."-RIBA North West magazine

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