So you’re interested in what you can read to become a better designer, architect, urban planner, urbanist, or neighbour living and working in a super-divers city? Here are a few recommendations from our Designing Cities For All (DCFA) team, and we will add recommendations periodically. For all you city designers that want to empower yourself (and others), let these reads guide your practice of transforming cities for the better. And guess what? You can order these books with a pretty neat discount* via our favourite bookstore Athenaeum!
There are many great books about the design process, tools, and methods. One missing aspect, almost in an ironic twist, is what it takes to be the person who is actually doing the designing. This Human is about that person—you. Melis Senova is a pioneer in human-centered design and founder of global strategic design consultancy Huddle. Keen to know more? Watch her talk about This Human and the practice of designing for all during the DCFA livecast Breaking it Down: Designing.
€ 32,00 (order here with DCFA discount*)
As technology and urban life edge ever closer, The Ideal City explores the ambitious actions and initiatives being brought to life across the globe to meet tomorrow’s demand in clever, forwarding-thinking ways. From pedestrian infrastructure to housing, the book uncovers what is being discussed at the forefront of urbanism through expert essays and profiles. Keen to know more? Here Simon Casperson of Space10 share more about the research and rethinking visions of urbanisation during the DCFA livecast: Breaking it Down: Cities.
€ 35,00 (order here with DCFA discount*)
*) With code DCFA2122 you get a 10% discount at Atheneum Bookstore on non-Dutch publications. Use the order links to be referred to the shop.