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Perfect City

Joe Berridge travels in search of our urban future.
Genres: Culture, Travel

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“There is nobody better to help us build a more perfect city than Joe Berridge…Read it if you want to help build a great city or just live in one that is more perfect for you.”
– Richard Florida, University of Toronto, Author of Rise of the Creative Class

There may not be such a thing as a perfect city, but all great cities have moments of perfection — perfect streets or buildings, perfect places to raise a family or to relax with a coffee — and all of them strive for perfection when they undertake grand projects. Joe Berridge, one of the world’s leading urban planners, takes us on an insider’s tour of the world’s largest and most diverse cities, from New York to London, Shanghai to Singapore, Toronto to Sydney, to examine what is working and not working, what is promising and what needs to be fixed in the contemporary megalopolis. We visit a succession of great urban innovations, stop by many of Joe’s favorite restaurants, and leave with a startling view of the magical urban future that awaits us all.

Joe Berridge

Joe Berridge is an accomplished masterplanner of city centers, airports, waterfronts, and university campuses, with landmark projects in world capitals like New York City, London, and Toronto. His writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and the Literary Review of Canada, and he is a recipient of the Toronto Arts Award and a Fellow of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Public Policy.

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