Seeing the Better City is now available.
The book highlights and celebrates the role of human observation in capturing a greater diversity of perspectives to create better, more equitable cities. The book presents a comprehensive toolkit for cataloging the influences of day-to-day life in a city, and gives examples of practical tools that can help make city planning and design more inclusive, including the role of cameras, smartphones and sketchpads. From city-dwellers to developers to elected officials, the book is an invaluable tool for constructive, creative discourse about creating better neighborhoods.
For those in the Seattle area, Chuck Wolfe continues to share the ideas in this book at a number of events, including a February 28 Urban Land Institute live interview based on a January 27 Puget Sound Business Journal article.
In addition to the Island Press book page, you can get updates and article links about the book and scheduled events, as well as view a “book trailer” video at www.seeingthebettercity.com.
The book is available from Island Press, with a 20% discount by entering the code 4WOLFE. You can also order it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local independent bookseller. And this month only, you can get the e-book for just $14.99!