May 2017 Non-fiction Island Press

Seeing the Better City: How to Explore, Observe, and Improve Urban Space Charles R. Wolfe


Paperback | May 2017 | Island Press | 9781610917742 | 256pp | 229x152mm | Stocked item (plenty) | GEN | AUD$42.99, NZD$54.99

In order to understand and improve cities today, personal observation remains as important as ever. While big data, digital mapping, and simulated cityscapes are valuable tools for understanding urban space, using them without on-the-ground, human impressions risks creating places that do not reflect authentic local context. Seeing the Better City brings our attention back to the real world right in front of us, focusing it once more on the sights, sounds, and experiences of place in order to craft policies, plans, and regulations to shape better urban environments.