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on 9 May 2010
When one thinks of cities and masterplanning it's easy to recall any number of generic projects consisting of a series of colourful blocks thoughtlessly placed down over a city plan. These projects are almost always designed without passion; intellect or thought to how people would actually use them. To see a book such as Smartcities is to see an alternative and inspired vision of our future. Lim's inventive, witty and often-humorous book addresses the serious issues of sustainability without neglecting the final user, the inhabitants of these cities. This book is a welcome departure from the norm, a beautifully illustrated book full of ideas, a must for any architect, designer or anyone interested in what our cities could and should be.
on 8 May 2010
"Smartcities and Eco-warriors" is certainly an exceptional read. Its initial manifesto states a clear ambition for the future of our cities with pledges based upon social and environmental concerns. Following the inspiring read, a series of imaginative and inventive projects propose innovative scenarios for the future of the "Smartcity", beautifully executed in both design and logic. Easily accessible and a must for any potential eco-warrior and eco-warriors alike!
on 8 May 2010
"Smartcities and Eco-warriors " is an intelligent and imaginative publication on the use of agriculture in planning and urban architecture, in addition to improving food security. Well-researched and academically rigorous, this is a serious manifesto on sustainability, written in accessible language for a global audience. The beautiful illustrations present an optimistic vision for our future environment. High recommended for all!