Living in the Endless City

An in-depth and multidisciplinary examination of our rapidly urbanizing world

Ricky Burdett, Deyan Sudjic


Price: USD$69.95 USD$20.00

Look Inside

  • The companion to Phaidon’s popular The Endless City, with the same mix of smart writing, remarkable photographs and incisive data on the field of urban development and its related disciplines
  • An authoritative text written by esteemed thinkers from all around the globe, under the leadership of Ricky Burdett of the London School of Economics and Deyan Sudjic of the Design Museum, London
  • Focuses on Istanbul, Mumbai and São Paulo, with essays and data on vital themes including security, climate change, democracy and globalization in these three cities as well as the six featured in The Endless City: Berlin, Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, New York City and Shanghai


About the book
In 2050, over three quarters of the world’s population will live in cities. This follow-up to Phaidon’s successful The Endless City is a close look at the issues that affect cities, and thus human life across the globe in the twenty-first century. Based on a series of conferences held by the London School of Economics, Living in the Endless City examines Mumbai, Sao Paolo and Istanbul through a series of essays by global scholars and thinkers, photographs illustrating key aspects of life in the three cities, and compellingly presented analytical data.

In The Press
'fascinating ... A wonderful book for everyone interested in urban development and environmental limits.' The Environmentalist

About the author(s)
Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age programme. He has worked as Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics, as architectural adviser to the Mayor of London and currently advises the Olympic Park Legacy Company. He was Director of the 2006 Architecture Biennale in Venice and currently advises the cities of Genova and Parma, and is a member of the Milan Expo 2015 masterplan team.

Dejan Sudjic is Director of the Design Museum, London and a former Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University. He was previously editor of Blueprint and Domus magazines, and Director of 'Glasgow 1999: UK City of Architecture and Design' and the Venice Architecture Biennale (2002). Former architecture critic for the Observer, he has written several books, including The 100 Mile City (1992), and John Pawson Works and Future Systems, published by Phaidon.

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