The Civic City in a Nomadic World (paperback)
Where do I belong when everything is moving?
> The visual experience of Charles’ book brings the urgent issues facing our cities alive. This ground breaking book is essential reading. - Martin Parr, photographer
> The Civic City is perceptive, important and clearly written. - Professor Lord Robert Skidelsky
> Utterly timely. Charles takes on the some of the most urgent subjects of our time, using imagery to tell a powerful story. - Carol Coletta Senior fellow with the Kresge Foundation and formerly Vice-President of the Knight Foundation
> Charles Landry, the inventor of the Creative City concept and author of The Art of City Making
We are in the midst of redesigning the world and all its systems as we witness the biggest mass movement of people, goods, factories, frenzied finance and ideas in history. Vast flows make the new norm nomadic. Yet there is a yearning for belonging, distinctiveness and identity as the ‘anytime, anyplace, anywhere’ phenomenon enabled by digitization is changing how we interact with space, place and time.
Old certainties are crumbling and systems are breaking at escalating speed. Apprehension is in the air as we invent a different kind of city. This is the Civic City. It tries to find a pathway through the major faultlines, dilemmas and potentials of our time – shared lives, inequality, environmental distress and urban vitality. This is a place where we reinvent anchorage, an urban commons, connection, but also possibility and inspiration.
In this new ground-breaking book, the inventor of the Creative City concept helps us navigate the evolving urban landscapes and its potential.
ISBN 978-94-6208-388-2 | 1. edition | October 2017 | available | Charles Landry | design: Hills Design | photography: Charles Landry | English | paperback | 17 x 24 cm | 288 pages | illustrated (150 full color)
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