The Urban Design Group has given its 2014 Book of the Year award to Lucy Bullivant’s Masterplanning Futures.
The Urban Design Group’s Book Award Panel said, ‘While emphasising the informal and social dynamics, Masterplanning Futures celebrates the struggle for innovative form.’
Drawing on first-hand accounts and illustrated throughout with colour photographs, plans and visualisations, the book includes twenty essays introduced by an extensive overview of the field and its objectives. These investigate plans including one-north Singapore, Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, Xochimilco in Mexico City and Waterfront Seattle, illuminating their distinct yet complementary integrated strategies. Masterplanning Futures is a key book for those interested in today’s multiscalar masterplanning and conceptually advanced methodologies and principles being applied to meet the challenges and opportunities of the urbanising world.
Read a feature by Lucy Bullivant on the subject in Landscape.