From billboards in Lima, Peru, repurposed to produce clean drinking water to modified bus shelters in Umeå, Sweden that improve the mental health of commuters, Reprogramming the City shows how resourceful creativity is transforming cities around the world by doing more with what we already have.
“Anyone reading Scott Burnham’s essential book will emerge reassured by the transformative power of agency and creativity in the world’s urban centers that is still within our grasp.” – Renée Loth, Editor, AchitectureBoston
What's in the book?
WHAT DOES REPROGRAMMING THE CITY OFFER?
Unparalleled global perspective
Over 40 projects from 17 countries
WAYS TO MAKE the city a better place
Real-world solutions to improve people’s lives
a vision for RESOURCEFUL DESIGN
Designing with the city, not for it
A catalyst to reprogram *your* ciTY
Inspiring global ideas to apply locally
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About the author
Scott Burnham, FRSA, has created and directed initiatives in more than a dozen cities worldwide and curated over 30 exhibitions exploring new ideas for design and urban environments. He has addressed numerous institutions and agencies on resourceful design strategies, including The World Bank, The World Urban Development Congress, and the MIPIM Global Mayor’s Think Tank. He is the author of Design Hacking: DIY Innovation, Resourcefulness, Self-Reliance, and a contributor to numerous publications. In recognition of his work, Burnham was made a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce in London in 2009.