The Design Book: 50 city stories explored brings together projects of all kinds delivered for and with cities around the world. We examine the ideas that help make great urban places – through design that is intelligent, beautiful, green, resilient, responsible and future-facing.
We include the thoughts of a number of internationally-renowned spokespeople, talking about the challenges cities face today. They include:
Judith Rodin – President of The Rockefeller Foundation
Edgar Pieterse – director of the African Center for Cities
Clover Moore – Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney
Thomas Heatherwick – British designer and the founder of Heatherwick Studio
Explore our ideas for making great urban places using the links on the right. These pages include content not featured in the book.
“Design in a city is about thinking about something in a different way. It’s new associations; it’s kind of a change of angle. Sometimes that’s radical, sometimes it’s kind of very evolutionary, but it’s always got to be new, because otherwise you’re just repeating, you’re mimicking – you’re not designing.”
Malcolm Smith, Global Masterplanning and Urban Design Leader, Arup