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By Leo Hollis

Towns are the place the twenty-first century is basically going to occur. Already at the start of the century, we turned 50% city as a world inhabitants, and by way of 2050 we're going to be as much as 70% city. So towns may possibly both be our coffin or our ark.

Leo Hollis offers proof that towns can carry a greater lifestyles and a greater international sooner or later. From exploring what slime mould can let us know approximately site visitors move, to how conventional civic strength constructions are being overturned via Twitter, to investigating how towns around the world are tackling weather swap, inhabitants progress, poverty, moving paintings styles and the upkeep of the delicate belief in their voters, towns Are right for you bargains a brand new point of view at the city.

Combining anecdote, clinical stories, ancient images, first-hand interviews and observations of a few of the main interesting global towns, Hollis upends long-held assumptions with new questions: the place do towns come from? will we construct a urban from scratch? Does dwelling within the urban make you happier or healthier? Is the city of the long run woman? what's the courting among towns and creativity? And are slums quite all that bad?

Cities Are right for you introduces us to dreamers, planners, revolutionaries, writers, scientists, architects, slum-dwellers and kings. Ranging globally and during time looking for answers--from the archive to the laboratory, from urban corridor to the architect's desk--it is notably pushed by way of the concept that towns are for individuals and through humans.

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