Design with the other 90% : cities

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  • Creator [Cynthia E. Smith ... [and others]]
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First edition. New York : Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 2011.
  • Physical Details
    • 234 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans (some color) ; 28 cm
  • ISBNs 9780910503839, 0910503834
  • OCLC ocn727701617


  • Through essays, interviews, and profiles of 60 examples of community-led design, this second book in an ongoing series examines the issues arising from unprecedented urban growth, primarily in the informal settlements of emerging and developing economies, as well as efforts in urban planning, sustainable design, affordable housing, entrepreneurship, nonformal education, communication, food, security, water and sanitation, and public health in these communities.


  • "Published on the occasion of the exhibition ... organized by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and presented at the United Nations, October 15, 2011-January 9, 2012."--Colophon.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-225) and index.


  • Designing inclusive cities / Cynthia E. Smith -- Shack/Slum Dwellers International: interview with / Sheela Patel and Jockin Arputham -- Building new worlds: design and the second urban transition / Edgar Pieterse -- Urbanism manual: interview with / Gabriela Sorda -- Trusting that people can do it / Somsook Boonyabancha -- Ushahidi: interview with / Juliana Rotich -- Dirty work: landscape and infrastructure in nonformal cities / Christian Werthmann -- Abalimi Bezekhaya: interview with / Christina Kaba and Robert Small -- Digital drum: interview with / Sharad Sapra
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