How to Reprogram the City: A Toolkit for Adaptive Reuse and Repurposing

A new toolkit to repurpose the new year!

How to Reprogram the City is a 40-page self-guided collection of insights, examples, and exercises to help people discover the untapped potential in their own city.

It is the result of a decade of work, research, and workshops I have conducted around the world to help people improve cities by using existing urban assets in new ways. 

The toolkit provides people with the tools to address a pressing problem: the new reality facing cities is one of limited resources. 

Whether financial, spatial, or material, the content of cities is finite. Yet the context of that content – how we use the assets we already have – is where the opportunity exists to respond to increasing urban needs using limited resources.

The dozens of workshops I have led in numerous cities have honed my abilities to get people to think outside the box – to move their thinking from “this is” to “this could” – and shown me the most effective way to provide them with the tools to improve life in their city using what they already have.

The print version of the toolkit is available here.

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