“I realized that basically the way that cities are being developed is a little broken.”
Recoded City examines alternative urban design, planning and architecture for the other 90%: namely the practice of participatory placemaking, a burgeoning practice that co-author Thomas Ermacora terms ‘recoding’. In combining bottom-up and top-down means of regenerating and rebalancing neighbourhoods affected by declining welfare or struck by disaster, this growing movement brings greater resilience.
In his own words: “Through a combination of essays, cases and voices, the book aims to explore what participatory culture and distributed urbanism can achieve. Its role is not just to be a catalogue, but also to provide a call to action.”
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Routledge (January 14, 2016)
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