Cities are what make us human. They’re the success story of our species. They’re the things that we can point to and say: Here is where we made our mark. They are where civilisation happens.
To find out what makes cities to a better place to us, Barcelona publishing company LECOOL brought out a travel guide to a better city: A smart Guide to Utopia. The book, inspired by automotive company smart, the expert in urban mobility, presents 111 projects from across Europe that have made a positive, sustainable change to life in our cities. The projects range from urban farming to pop-up restaurants to sustainable design.
In the book, over 30 renowned writers and creative minds like Ben Hammersley, Maria Popova and Adam Greenfield have provided answers to this question. They have contributed ideas, projects and initiatives that are presented in five separate chapters: “Live”, “Eat & Drink”, “Buy”, “Play” and “Work”. In the “open your mind” rubric at the start of each chapter, one visionary shares his or her ideas for the future of the city. The smart Guide to Utopia thus takes readers on a unique urban voyage of discovery.
We will display the several articles and features from this book on our website. Stay tuned to see more from this impressive guide to Utopia.
The English-language book is available worldwide from 16 April 2012 in over 50 selected bookstores and concept stores as well as online. Price: 24 €.
Note (August 20, 2013): You can now also order an ebook version here.