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Handmade Urbanism

Handmade Urbanism
Edited by Marcos L Rosa and Ute E Weiland, Jovis, £32

Drawing on local researches in Mumbai, Mexico City, Istanbul, São Paulo and Cape Town, stakeholders in projects in those cities’ ‘less favoured’ areas share their experiences of initiatives. Helpful, like its cartoon-style graphics.

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