Guest Post: By Maria Salvatierra
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.
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.
Featuring over 40 examples of innovative and inspiring ways in which urban elements are being reimagined for new use, Reprogramming the City shows the potential of looking at everyday urban objects and asking, “What if…”.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Scott Burnham, FRSA, has created and directed initiatives in more than a dozen cities worldwide and curated over 30 exhibitions exploring new ideas for design and urban environments. He has addressed numerous institutions and agencies on resourceful design strategies, including The World Bank, The World Urban Development Congress, and the MIPIM Global Mayor’s Think Tank. He is the author of Design Hacking: DIY Innovation, Resourcefulness, Self-Reliance, and a contributor to numerous publications. In recognition of his work, Burnham was made a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce in London in 2009.