Recoded City: Co-Creating Urban Futures

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“I realized that basically the way that cities are being developed is a little broken.”

— Thomas Ugo Ermacora, founder, Clear Village


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)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1138819808

ISBN-13: 978-1138819801




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