Reprogramming the City Book Now Available

The culmination of years of research, exhibition, and projects, the Reprogramming the City book is now available!

“Anyone reading Scott Burnham’s essential book will emerge reassured by the transformative power of agency and creativity in the world’s urban centers that is still within our grasp.”  – Renée Loth, Editor, AchitectureBoston

Reprogramming the City is a 214-page, full-color collection of innovative and inspiring ways existing urban elements are being reimagined and repurposed for new use in cities around the world.

A spread from the Reprogramming the City book featuring UTEC's Water Billboard, Lima, Peru.
A spread from the book featuring UTEC’s Water Billboard, Lima, Peru.

From billboards in Lima, Peru, repurposed to generate fresh drinking water to bus stops in northern Sweden transformed to boost the mental health of commuters during dark winter months, Reprogramming the City reveals the hidden abilities contained in existing city structures to improve life for urban residents.

The Cascade, Hong Kong, transforming a central stairway into a place for rest and relaxation.
The Cascade, Hong Kong, transforming a central stairway into a place for rest and relaxation.

Featuring over 40 examples from numerous cities across 17 countries, Reprogramming the City presents innovative and inspiring ways in which urban elements are being reimagined for new use; revealing what can happen when everyday urban objects transformed with the simple question, “What if this did more…”.

Converted bus stop to boost mental health during the winter with light therapy lamps, Umeå, Sweden.
Converted bus stop to boost mental health during the winter with light therapy lamps, Umeå, Sweden.

Go to the dedicated Reprogramming the City book website to get your copy!

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