Reprogramming the City Book Now Available

“A hopeful anthology of solutions for our hot, crowded planet. Anyone reading Scott Burnham’s essential book will emerge reassured by the transformative power of creativity in the world’s urban centers that is still within our grasp.”

– Renée Loth, AchitectureBoston

The culmination of eight years of research, thousands of air miles, and numerous exhibitions and workshops, the Reprogramming the City book is now available. The book features 44 urban repurposing projects from 17 countries showing how existing urban infrastructure, surfaces and systems can be reused and adapted for new use.

A spread from the Reprogramming the City book featuring UTEC's Water Billboard, Lima, Peru.

From billboards in Lima, Peru (above), repurposed to generate fresh drinking water to bus stops in northern Sweden transformed to boost the mental health of commuters during dark winter months, Reprogramming the City reveals the hidden abilities contained in existing city structures to improve life for urban residents.

The Cascade, Hong Kong, transforming a central stairway into a place for rest and relaxation.

Above: The Cascade, Hong Kong, transforming a central stairway into a place for rest and relaxation.

Reprogramming the City presents innovative and inspiring ways in which urban elements are being reimagined for new use; revealing what can happen when everyday urban objects transformed with the simple question, “What if this did more…”.

Converted bus stop to boost mental health during the winter with light therapy lamps, Umeå, Sweden.

Above: Converted bus stop to boost mental health during the winter with light therapy lamps, Umeå, Sweden.

Go here to get your copy!

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