We are in the midst of redesigning the world and all its systems. Vast flows make the new norm nomadic. So now, what are we supposed to think of our future cities? Apprehension is in the air as we invent a different kind of city. This is 'The Civic City in a Nomadic World’. It’s a verbal and visual story of the delights and discontents of the contemporary city. Charles Landry aims to start a conversation about the promise of a different urban civilization. Cities need an overarching narrative that is positive, global, yet binds people to how they live. One where day-to-day behaviour melts with civic life. The city owns you and you own the city, take part in this conversation!
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The visual experience of Charles’ book brings the urgent issues facing our cities alive. All
of us can and need to participate more directly with our surroundings to shape where our cities are going in the future. Only then will we unlock their potential as they grow. This ground breaking book is essential reading.
– Martin Parr –
The Civic City in a Nomadic World
Tonight Charles Landry will presented his recently published book. Landry the inventor of the Creative City concept, helps us navigate the evolving urban landscapes and its potential.
We are in the midst of redesigning the world and all its systems as we witness the biggest mass movement of people, goods, factories, frenzied finance and ideas in history. Vast flows make the new norm nomadic. Old certainties are crumbling and systems are breaking at escalating speed.
Apprehension is in the air as we invent a different kind of city. This is the Civic City in a Nomadic World. It tries to find a pathway through the major faultlines, dilemmas and potentials of our time – shared lives, inequality, environmental distress and urban vitality. This is a place where we reinvent anchorage, an urban commons, connection, but also possibility and inspiration.
Which characteristics do we need to achieve this Civic City? Who and what should be involved? These and other questions will be answered in a discussion on the need to develop a creative bureaucracy.