Reader’s corner book of the month: May 2024

Featuring publications of relevance to our industry, including those cited in SDS e-newsletter lead articles and suggested additional reading, we’ve recently relaunched the SDS Reader’s Corner book of the month page. Each month we will showcase a suggested read that relates to our professional areas of interest, be it a seminal publication or something more tangential. We hope the books we select will offer you insights and inspiration.

If you any suggestions of books, particularly newly published ones, that you think would be of interest to our community, please email us: enquiries@signdesignsociety.co.uk.

For May ’24 we feature ‘The 15-Minute City: A Solution to Saving Our Time and Our Planet‘, by Carlos Moreno (published in hardback by John Wiley & Sons Inc., on 6 May 2024).

Synopsis

A fresh and innovative perspective on urban issues and creating sustainable cities

In [this book], human city pioneer and international scientific advisor Carlos Moreno delivers an exciting and insightful discussion of the deceptively simple and revolutionary idea that everyday destinations like schools, stores, and offices should only be a short walk or bike ride away from home.

This book tells the story of an idea that spread from city to city, describing a new way of looking at living that addresses many of the most intractable challenges of our time. Hundreds of mayors worldwide have already embraced the concept as a way to help recover from the pandemic, and the idea continues to gain speed. You’ll learn why more and more cities are planning to make cars far less necessary for contemporary city-dwellers and how they’re planning to achieve that goal. You’ll also find:

  • Strategies for cities to recover and adapt to benefit residents, saving them precious time
  • Techniques to change the habits of automobile-dependent city residents and maximize social benefits of living in a human-centric city
  • Scientifically developed, research-backed solutions for enduring urban issues and problems

Deeply committed to science, progress, and creativity, Moreno presents an essential and timely resource in The 15-Minute City, which will prove invaluable to anyone with an interest in modern and innovative approaches to consistently challenging urban issues that have bedeviled policy makers and city residents since the invention of the car.”

Buy a copy now!

As of 07.05.2024 this publication retails at £21.84 (hardback), via Bookshop.uk.

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