New Urbanism and Beyond: Designing Cities for the Future

  • press cuttingpress book2008Rizzoli, Italywith Tigran Hasic ed.
    book, Ayssar Arida, theory, urbanism

    New Urbanism and Beyond: Designing Cities for the Future | Rizzoli, Tigran Hasic ed., 2008.

    An authoritative collection of the most influential contemporary writing on the city, by some of the world’s most important urbanists.


    This book, which brings together an impressive array of 67 leading thinkers in urbanism today, is likely to become a classic resource for students, instructors, professionals, policymakers, activists, and anyone who is fascinated with cities and their future. It is also a rewarding treasury of ideas, drawings, photographs and case study information, offering a delightful browse or more careful study. 

    The book presents a provocative range of thought from many of the most legendary thinkers of the last half-century on cities, architecture and urbanism, including Christopher Alexander, Bill Hillier, Peter Hall, Leon Krier, Jan Gehl and many others. Its specific focus is the movement of New Urbanism, and key founders present their case here (Peter Calthorpe, Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk et al). Critics also have their say (Edward Soja, Ayssar Arida et al) with additional thoughtful analysis from many in between (Emily Talen, Christopher Alexander et al).