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Living in the Endless City


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


Ricky Burdett, Deyan Sudjic


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Price: USD$69.95 USD$20.99

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.

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Format: Hardback
Size: 245 x 210 mm (9 5/8 x 8 1/4 in)
Pages: 512 pp
Illustrations: 500 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714861180

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.

"Fascinating... A wonderful book for everyone interested in urban development and environmental limits."—The Environmentalist

"There is urgent need for exactly the kind of discussion and research into 21st-century demographics and living conditions undertaken by the Urban Age project, a series of conferences part-hosted by the London School of Economics. Living in The Endless City which details and analyses the conferences' findings, is also thoroughly illustrated with striking, evocative, sometimes shocking images of Mumbai, Istanbul and São Paulo."—The Independent

"Delivers the shock and awe of imposing statistics... Striking insights and facts."—Rowan Moore, The Observer

"...Essential reading... Few books do as good a job at articulating the scope of challenges today's cities face."—The Wall Street Journal

"Fascinating... A wonderful book for everyone interested in urban development and environmental limits."—The Environmentalist

"There is urgent need for exactly the kind of discussion and research into 21st-century demographics and living conditions undertaken by the Urban Age project, a series of conferences part-hosted by the London School of Economics. Living in The Endless City which details and analyses the conferences' findings, is also thoroughly illustrated with striking, evocative, sometimes shocking images of Mumbai, Istanbul and São Paulo."—The Independent

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