Henrik Valeur, En anden by. Copenhagen, The Architectural Publisher B.
The book is critical of the current – developer driven and technocratically controlled – model of urbanization and proposes a more anarchistic approach, in which people have a far greater say. It includes descriptions from Copenhagen of a group of people’s struggle to preserve their self-made homes in the water of Erdkehlgraven, and of local citizens’ attempt to make their street greener and more social in Badensgade. But the book also conveys visions of urban development in a reciprocal relationship with nature and of moving cities in response to climate change, as well as discussions of the architects’ ethical dilemmas and the need for a different architectural education.
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