The Ideal City


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The Ideal City gathers world-renowned experts to explore a better urban future for humanity

Research and design lab SPACE10 and publishing house gestalten have teamed up to gather world-leading architects, designers, researchers, entrepreneurs, city planners and community leaders in a new book that explores a better way forward for our shared home: the city

What kind of cities do we want to live in? What do we believe is important for a good life? And what makes a good home for all of us? A new book – The Ideal City – explores these questions by taking a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to rethinking how we could design, plan, build and share our cities going forward. The aim is to showcase inspiring solutions and approaches that can lead to a better everyday life for both more people and the planet.

The Ideal City features experts ranging from legendary urban designer Jan Gehl to transportation entrepreneur Robin Chase; from starchitect Bjarke Ingels to the interdisciplinary design studio Urban Think Tank; and from the largest intergovernmental organisation, the United Nations, to a small community-led policing program in the Kwanlin Dün First Nation in Canada. The book unfolds projects from 53 different cities in 30 different countries — from ideas for innovative food and energy production to schemes for diverse and inclusive housing and mobility.

SPACE10 is a research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday life for people and the planet. SPACE10 researches and designs innovative solutions to some of the major shifts expected to affect people and our planet in the years to come. SPACE10 is proudly supported by and entirely dedicated to IKEA.


Dimensions 21 × 26 cm



ISBN 9783899558623

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