Seeing the Better City:

How to Explore, Observe and Improve Urban Space

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 3.47.30 PMIn order to understand and improve cities today, personal observation remains as important as ever.

Seeing the Better City (available by early 2017 from Island Press) brings our attention back to the real world right in front of us, focusing it once more on the sights, sounds, and experiences of place in order to craft policies, plans, and regulations to shape better urban environments.

Through clear prose and vibrant photographs, Charles R. Wolfe shows how to catalog the influences of urban form, public transportation, and other basic city elements. He then shares insights into how to use recorded observations to contribute to better planning and design decisions.

Preorder now from Island Press, or Amazon.

See Wolfe’s recent summary of the book in The Huffington Post, here.

For Wolfe’s earlier work, see Urbanism Without Effort (Island Press, 2013).

To learn more, see the newly released book trailer, embedded below. The trailer provides a book overview, explains key themes, and highlights multiple photographs featured in Seeing the Better City.