This text focuses on cities as the dominant form of human settlement for the future, examining the transformation that is happening in urban connobations worldwide today. The last few decades have seen a rate of change and growth in cities that has never been seen before, resulting in giant metropoles with over twenty million inhabitants. This book tackles the causes of these changes, and looks at how the planning and design of cities can shape the urban future.

chapter |2 pages

Introduction Jürgen Rosemann

chapter |16 pages

The Form of the Future Stephen Read

chapter |16 pages

Remaking Johannesburg Lindsay Bremner

chapter |24 pages

The Voids of Berlin Andreas Huyssen

chapter |11 pages

Capitalism and the City Richard Sennett

chapter |20 pages

Los Angeles: Cluster City Kazys Varnelis

chapter |14 pages

Belgrade: Evolution in an Urban Jungle STEALTH Group

Ana Dzokic | Milica Topalovic | Marc Neelen | Ivan Kucina

chapter |14 pages

Milan: Urban Footnotes Stefano Boeri

chapter |3 pages

The Image of Metropolis NEXT Architects

chapter |5 pages


chapter |22 pages

The Image of Metropolis NEXT Architects

Bart Reuser | Marijn Schenk | Michel Schreinemachers | John van de Water