Designing Change: Professional Mutations in Urban Design 1980-2020
The pace of urbanisation has dramatically increased worldwide, with new challenges emerging that deeply question the validity of the post-war planning paradigms. City-making is a pluralism of choices and viewpoints, so how can urban designers prepare for the future? Authored by Eric Firley, ‘Designing Change’ examines this and other questions through in-depth conversations with twelve leading practitioners in the field, such as Winy Maas, Paola Viganò, Bruno Fortier, and Wenyi Zhu. It offers a combination of case study analysis and theoretical debate that addresses the topic’s complexity not only from an expert’s perspective but also as a question of wider societal debate.