The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities provides inspiring and fresh perspectives on city planning and infrastructure, both for those looking to relocate as well as those interested in improving their current home city. The editorial team of the British lifestyle magazine Monocle has collected nifty ideas and examples of successful city planning from all over the world. The colourful and visually appealing book has been printed on thick paper. The Monocle Guide To Building Better Cities is part of the Monocle series published by Gestalten.
Since its launch in 2007, Monocle has been passionate about making better places to live. Every year it publishes a Quality of Life Survey, which names the top 25 cities to call home. In addition, across the issues, it has interviewed the best mayors, looked at the metropolises putting pedestrians first and met the people creating the best parks, both pocket and grand.
Discover how you too can have a High Line, create the most covetable housing or turn a dirty river into a summer asset. Packed with great images and intriguing reports, this is a book that takes the urbanism debate away from city hall and explains what’s needed in ways that will inspire us all.