By 2050, around three quarters of the world’s population will live in cities, and this ongoing shift in how we live poses fundamental challenges to human life across the globe. Based on the Urban Age Project, a series of conferences held by the London School of Economics and Political Science and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society, Living in the Endless City is a close look at the issues that affect cities, and thus people around the world, in the twenty-first century.
This companion to Phaidon’s The Endless City contains the very best writing from the mayors, architects, urban planners, professors and policy makers who participated in these influential conferences. These thinkers have contributed essays on Mumbai, São Paulo and Istanbul, the three cities featured in this book, as well as thematic essays on subjects ranging from climate change to security, which also investigate conditions in the six cities from the first book: New York City, Shanghai, London, Mexico City, Johannesburg and Berlin.
Authoritatively edited by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic, illustrated with stunning photography and full of up-to-date data on all nine cities, this unique volume will give the reader access to a wealth of ideas and information about the difficulties and the opportunities of living in the endless city.