Make City: A Compendium of Urban Alternatives (Paperback)
Make City collects contributions from architects, planners, landscape designers and municipal policymakers on the crises facing contemporary cities, presenting a variety of strategies to reconfigure and reimagine urban life. The intertwined problems of continuous development and rising real estate prices are rendering cities increasingly uninhabitable for many, a situation that will continue to be exacerbated by the mounting pressure of climate change on metropolitan infrastructures. This volume proposes models of localized food production, community-centered planning and sustainable architecture design that renew and optimize existing structures in alternative models of urban economy. Developed in tandem with Berlin's Make City festival, design proposals are displayed across over 350 color illustrations and writings from contributors including AFF Architects, Anupama Kundoo, Michel Bouwens/P2P Foundation, Francesca Bria SESC, Tessy Britton, Bureau SLA, Marco Casagrande, Eva de Klerk, De Urbanisten, FAR frohn&rojas and Kraftwerk 1.